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[lej-er-duh-meyn] /ˌlɛdʒ ər dəˈmeɪn/

sleight of hand.
trickery; deception.
any artful trick.
another name for sleight of hand
cunning deception or trickery

one who performs magic tricks
Word Origin

French ‘light of hand’

early 15c., “conjuring tricks,” from Middle French léger de main “quick of hand,” literally “light of hand,” from léger “light” in weight (from Latin levis “light;” see lever) + main “hand” (from Latin manus; see manual).


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