Word of the Day – Legerdemain

By April 18, 2017Word of the Day

Legerdemain (noun)


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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