circa 1892, in the meaning defined above
probably alteration of Scots joukery-pawkery, from jouk to dodge, cheat + pawk trick, wile
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“Jiggery-pokery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jiggery-pokery. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.
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