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WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "mischievous;" 1773 in the sense of "associated with the supernatural," originally Scottish and northern English, from un- (1) "not" + canny.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.