Monday, 23 July 2012

Entry: somnambulistical (adj.)

In context: "Which he does not want to mess up with any sort of telekinetic or somnambulistical shenanigans."

Definition: From somnambulance (n.): sleep-walking, somnambulism.

Other: What I really want to know, I just realized, is about shenanigans.  

Trickery, skulduggery, machination, intrigue; teasing, ‘kidding’, nonsense; (usu. pl.) a plot, a trick, a prank, an exhibition of high spirits, a carry-on.

Etymology:  Origin obscure.
orig. U.S.

First usage: 

1855   Town Talk (San Francisco) 25 Apr. 2   Are you quite sure? No shenanigan?


SNOOT score: 2
 
Page: 394

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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