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Definition of the noun wangle

What does wangle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wangles

  1. an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery

Alternative definition of the noun wangle


  1. The act of wangling

Definition of the verb wangle

What does wangle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: wangled | wangling | wangles

  1. achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
  2. tamper, with the purpose of deception

Alternative definition of the verb wangle


  1. [transitive] To falsify, as records


Wangle a.k.a. Wängle is a municipality in the district of Reutte in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Its St. Martin church contains many frescoes and paintings by Paul Zeiler.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for wangle

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Google previewA Seal Called Andre (2014)

by Harry Goodridge, Lew Dietz

Each spring at town meeting, the local Chamber of Commerce tries to get a respectable appropriation for promotion, but all it manages to wangle is a few hundred dollars. We have a fine deepwater harbor with a good holding bottom. The cove ...

Google previewDictionary of the Dano-Norwegian and English languages (1897)

by Anton Larsen

Wangle e -r rattle, bells pi. Wangle vi rattle; - for et ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

manipulate, handle, use, control, maneuver, engineer, wangle, make use of, utilize, wield, apply, work, employ. manageable adj. governable, tractable, yielding, submissive, docile, acquiescent, compliant, untroublesome, obedient, pliant, ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

wangle , v.t. To arrange to suit oneself; contrive or obtain with sly cunning, insidiously or illicitly; to manipulate, to FAKE: printers' s . (–1888). Possibly ex dial. wangle, to shake; perhaps ex waggle. wank , see ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2006)

by Eric Partridge

wangle, to shake, as W. suggests; perhaps (OED) ex waggle; in either case, perhaps influenced by wanky, v . wangler. One who 'wangles' (see prec.): ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2003)

by American Heritage Dictionary

move, plan, plot, plov, ruse 05 dodge, dnve, guide, pilot, steec tnck 06 action, device,devise,direct, gambit, handle, lockev, manage, scheme, lactic, wangle 08 contnve, engineec intngue, movement, navigate 09 negotiate, stratagem 10 ...

Google previewA Stem Dictionary of the English Language (1890)

For Use in Elementary Schools by John Kennedy

Wangle, tribrach (a poetic foot having three short syllables), trident (a three-toothed spear), triennial (occurring once in three years), trifoliate, tri- glyph (the three-grooved tablet in the Doric frieze), trihedron, ...

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Usage statistics about wangle

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb wangle:


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Ben and Jonah wangle the intake

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Wangle Meaning

Video shows what wangle means. To obtain through manipulative or deceitful methods.. To falsify, as records.. To achieve through contrivance or cajolery..

Quotes about wangle

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Scrabble value of W4A1N1G2L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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