jiggery-pokery


jig·gery–pok·ery

noun \ˈji-gər-ē-ˈpō-kər-ē\

: dishonest or suspicious activity

Full Definition of JIGGERY-POKERY

:  underhanded manipulation or dealings :  trickery

Origin of JIGGERY-POKERY

probably alteration of Scots joukery-pawkery, from jouk to dodge, cheat + pawk trick, wile
First Known Use: circa 1892

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