trickery, hocus-pocus; fraud; humbug.
sly, underhanded action.
manipulation: After a little jiggery-pokery, the engine started.
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How to use jiggery-pokery in a sentence
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
Those chaps up there, they'll play jiggery-pokery with sugar if we aren't careful.The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Besides, he's fatter than Belloc and he's a damned jiggery-pokery Papist too!Changing Winds | St. John G. Ervine
British Dictionary definitions for jiggery-pokery
informal, mainly British dishonest or deceitful behaviour or business; trickery
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