honeyfuggle (huh-nee fugll / həniˌfəɡ(ə)l)
1. “To deceive, swindle; to cajole.”
2. “To act in an underhand, indirect, or ingratiating manner in order to deceive a person or to obtain something” (Oxford English Dictionary [OED]).
3. “To obtain by cheating or deception” (Merriam-Webster).
Example: After getting an “F” on the exam, Darlene tried to honeyfuggle their way into a better grade by flirting with the teacher.
Etymology: “Honeyfuggle” was formed within English by compounding the words “honey” and “fugle” (meaning “to cheat or trick”). It likely entered the English language in the early 19th century (OED).
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