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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: fainaigue 'to cheat'

finagle

verb
     
fi‧na‧gle [transitive] American English informal
to obtain something that is difficult to get by using unusual or unfair methods:
How he finagled four front row seats to the game I'll never know.
finagling noun [uncountable]

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