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Origin of hugger-mugger

1520–30; earlier hucker-mucker, rhyming compound based on mucker,Middle English mokeren to hoard

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British Dictionary definitions for hugger-mugger

hugger-mugger
/ (ˈhʌɡəˌmʌɡə) /

noun

confusion
rare secrecy

adjective, adverb archaic

with secrecy
in confusion

verb obsolete

(tr) to keep secret
(intr) to act secretly

Word Origin for hugger-mugger

C16: of uncertain origin
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