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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Crafty deception or trickery or an instance of it.

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  • n. Activities intended to deceive; a con or hoax.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

Etymologies

Probably alteration of Scots sculduddery, obscenity, fornication.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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