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  Definition of Hugger-mugger
  1. a state of confusion; ritual accompanied by complicated and purposeless activity that obscures and confuses; "he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance"
  2. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilizati
  3. in utter disorder; "a disorderly pile of clothes"
  4. in secrecy; "they did it all hugger-mugger"
Similar Words: mumbo jumbo, clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hush-hush, on the quiet(p), secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground, disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, jumbled, topsy-turvy

 

Derivational Morphology: hugger mugger

 

 
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