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    hugger-mugger - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hugger-mugger

    (noun) a state of confusion
    Example Sentence
    • he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance
    (adj) in utter disorder
    Example Sentence
    • a disorderly pile of clothes
    (adj) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
    Example Sentence
    • clandestine intelligence operations
    • cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines
    • hole-and-corner intrigue
    • secret missions
    • a secret agent
    • secret sales of arms
    • surreptitious mobilization of troops
    • an undercover investigation
    • underground resistance
    (adv) in secrecy
    Example Sentence
    • they did it all hugger-mugger
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hugger-mugger

Muggers always do things secretly as they mug things and they are always in a confused state.....

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