One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Strategy (chiefly used ironically or derisively)‘maybe this is his brilliant strategery—drive them so crazy that they act rashly!’‘looks like all tactics and no strategery’
- ‘He's planning strategery against us!’
- ‘He's providing us with an object lesson in strategery.’
- ‘I think it would be bad for him to do a lot of "strategery" type stuff.’
- ‘He limits his polling data to the handful of senior advisers who attend the "strategery meetings".’
- ‘Drawing lines in the sand isn't good strategery!’
- ‘He's going to be the fall guy in the classic strategery for evading accountability.’
- ‘All of that double-reverse strategery disorients supporters.’
- ‘Hey, a person can only handle one strategery at once, you know.’
- ‘A good strategery plan before quoting gaffes is to know your enemy.’
- ‘I believe that he has chosen the better strategery and is running a more efficient campaign — no doubt an advantage of his obvious organizational talent.’
Mid 19th century: alteration of strategy (originally as an unintentional error); popularized in the early 21st century in a comedy sketch about President George W. Bush on the US television series Saturday Night Live.
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