WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Legerdemain
LEH-jər-də-main
Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, 15th century
1

Sleight of hand, or the use of one’s hands when performing magic tricks

2

A tricky display of skill or cleverness

Examples of Legerdemain in a sentence

“While a magician can put on a good display of legerdemain, you should keep your eyes out for skilled pickpockets as well.”

“His tactics weren’t always ethical, but a bit of legerdemain impressed his bosses enough to earn him a promotion.”

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