- a deep or artful man, a jocose name for a cunning person. Originally a term for a pickpocket, when to FILE was to cheat or rob. FILE, an artful man, was used in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. To deal with an artful man is sometimes said to be like biting a FILE.
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Next words in the dictionary: filibuster, fillibrush, fimble-famble, fin, finder, finnuf, fire-eater, firkytoodle, first flight, fish
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