hugger-mugger

noun
hug·​ger-mug·​ger | \ ˈhə-gər-ˌmə-gər How to pronounce hugger-mugger (audio) \

Definition of hugger-mugger

 (Entry 1 of 2)

hugger-mugger

adjective

Definition of hugger-mugger (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : secret
2 : of a confused or disorderly nature : jumbled

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hugger-mugger adverb

First Known Use of hugger-mugger

Noun

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1692, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hugger-mugger

Noun

origin unknown

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The first known use of hugger-mugger was in 1529

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“Hugger-mugger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hugger-mugger. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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