- trickery, hocus-pocus; fraud; humbug.
- sly, underhanded action.
- manipulation: After a little jiggery-pokery, the engine started.
Origin of jiggery-pokery
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Examples from the Web for jiggery-pokery
You don't think any jiggery-pokery of this sort is going to snatch Clayton into the world of shades.Twelve Stories and a Dream
H. G. Wells
- informal, mainly British dishonest or deceitful behaviour or business; trickery
C19: from Scottish dialect joukery-pawkery
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