Word of the Day – Legerdemain

By April 18, 2017Word of the Day

Legerdemain (noun)

lej-uh-de-mayn

The clever use of one’s hands when performing magic tricks. Sleight of hand.

From the French ‘leger de main’ dexterous, literally ‘light of hand’.

Example sentences

“It’s a blatant piece of political legerdemain” (ironic)

“He was skilled in illusion and legerdemain.”

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