hole-and-cor·​ner ˈhōl-ən(d)-ˈkȯr-nər How to pronounce hole-and-corner (audio)
: being or carried on in a place away from public view : clandestine

Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hole-and-corner was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Hole-and-corner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hole-and-corner. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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