[ jig-uh-ree-poh-kuh-ree ]
/ ˈdʒɪg ə riˈpoʊ kə ri /
noun Chiefly British.
trickery, hocus-pocus; fraud; humbug.
sly, underhanded action.
manipulation: After a little jiggery-pokery, the engine started.
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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
British Dictionary definitions for jiggery-pokery
/ (ˈdʒɪɡərɪˈpəʊkərɪ) /
informal, mainly British dishonest or deceitful behaviour or business; trickery
Word Origin for jiggery-pokery
C19: from Scottish dialect joukery-pawkery
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