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Definition of "roguery" [rogu•er•y]

  • Behavior characteristic of a rogue. (noun)
  • A mischievous act. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "roguery" in a sentence
  • "Scott's brother was wounded and afterwards arrested & lodged in jail at Bilboe's instance -- charge "roguery" --"
  • "Emperor Charles V., an accomplished soldier and a learned historian -- such was the creator of the hungry rogue Lazarillo, and the founder of the "picaresque" school of fiction, or the romance of roguery, which is not yet extinct."
  • "So all he gained by his roguery was a burnt skin and nothing to show for it; and that has happened more than once to rogues whose wits are so sharp that they cut their own fingers with them."