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hugger–mugger

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noun hug·ger–mug·ger \ˈhə-gər-ˌmə-gər\

Definition of hugger–mugger



Origin and Etymology of hugger–mugger

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1529


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hugger–mugger

adjective hug·ger–mug·ger

Definition of hugger–mugger

  1. 1 :  secret

  2. 2 :  of a confused or disorderly nature :  jumbled

hugger–mugger

adverb


1692

First Known Use of hugger–mugger

1692


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