- cunning or craft used in deceiving
- skill or dexterity
Origin of sleightMiddle English from Old Norse slœgth from slœgr, crafty, clever: see sly
- Deftness; dexterity.
- A clever or skillful trick or deception; an artifice or stratagem.
Origin of sleightMiddle English alteration of sleahthe from Old Norse slœgdh from slœgr sly
From Old Norse slÅ“gÃ° (“cunning"), from slÅ“gr (“sly").