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jiggery–pokery

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noun jig·gery–pok·ery \ˈji-gər-ē-ˈpō-kər-ē\

Simple Definition of jiggery–pokery

  • : dishonest or suspicious activity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of jiggery–pokery

  1. :  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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