1. feign ague "pretend sick" => English dialectal: fainaigue "cheat".
2. fainaigue => finagle.
- finagle (v.)
- "get dishonestly or deviously," 1926, American English, possibly a variant of English dialectal fainaigue "to cheat or renege" (at cards), which is of unknown origin. Liberman says finagle is from figgle, phonetic variant of fiddle "fidget about," frequentative of fig. Related: Finagled; finagling.
- 1. He is a master of finagle and accommoda - tion ; he is purposeful and principled.
- 他诡诈,善于适应环境,并果断, 有原则性.
- 2. The finagle factor is still at work.
- 3. Some of the leading figures in science are believed to have used the finagle factor.
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