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skulduggery

skulduggery

noun skul·dug·gery \ˌskəl-ˈdə-g(ə-)rē, ˈskəl-ˌ\

: secret or dishonest behavior or activity

plural skul·dug·ger·ies

Full Definition of SKULDUGGERY

:  underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; also :  a devious device or trick

Variants of SKULDUGGERY

skul·dug·gery or skull·dug·gery \ˌskəl-ˈdə-g(ə-)rē, ˈskəl-ˌ\

Examples of SKULDUGGERY

  1. tales of espionage and skulduggery
  2. <the company's apparently healthy bottom line was merely an illusion, the result of years of accounting skulduggery>

Origin of SKULDUGGERY

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1867

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