Pronounced: fyoo-NIH-kyuh-luhr, noun

Notes: I have heard this word, but I couldn’t define it on seeing it

Yesterday’s word

The word chicane means, as a verb, “to trick or deceive”. As a noun, it means

  • deception
  • an artificial narrowing or a turn added to a road to slow traffic down
First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the French word chicaner (to quibble). I do know the word ‘chicanery’ (trickery/deception by quibbling or sophistry), which is a form of this word.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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