hugger-mugger


1hug·ger–mug·ger

noun \ˈhə-gər-ˌmə-gər\

Definition of HUGGER-MUGGER

1
:  secrecy

Origin of HUGGER-MUGGER

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1529

2hugger–mugger

adjective

Definition of HUGGER-MUGGER

1
:  secret
2
:  of a confused or disorderly nature :  jumbled
hugger–mugger adverb

First Known Use of HUGGER-MUGGER

1692

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