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hugger-mugger

adjective

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1 lacking in order, neatness, and often cleanliness
  • a hugger-mugger presentation of the facts of the case that left everyone confused

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2 undertaken or done so as to escape being observed or known by others
  • a tale of hugger-mugger doings and international espionage

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The first known use of hugger-mugger was in 1529

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hugged

hugger-mugger

hugging

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“Hugger-mugger.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hugger-mugger. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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