jiggery-pokery

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

Definition of jiggery-pokery

:underhanded manipulation or dealings :trickery

Origin and Etymology of jiggery-pokery

probably alteration of Scots joukery-pawkery, from jouk to dodge, cheat + pawk trick, wile


JIGGERY-POKERY Defined for English Language Learners

jiggery-pokery

noun

Definition of jiggery-pokery for English Language Learners

  • : dishonest or suspicious activity


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