Meaning of finagler in English:


Pronunciation /fɪˈneɪɡ(ə)lə/


informal mainly US

See finagle

‘Please, one otherwise friendly reviewer once pleaded, enough with these ‘creeps, drips, jerks, phonies, fussbudgets, finaglers and fuddy-duddies.’’
  • ‘In the World of crime there are thieves in the streets and thieves in the suites, there are bank robbers and banks that rob, there are muggers, murderers, polluters, and finaglers - all kinds and all levels of crime.’
  • ‘With George's cuts, the agency is no match for the corporate finaglers.’
  • ‘But now, according to a national survey by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, your jolly banker has shifted from being just a slight-of-hand finagler of interest rates… to an outright hold-up artist.’
  • ‘To my mind, this guy has a great art collection, he's versed in everything and he had to be a finagler because somehow he kept his life fairly free within that kind of government.’