- dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery: bribery, graft, and other such skulduggery.
- an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick.
Origin of skulduggery
Examples from the Web for sculduggery
Historical Examples of sculduggery
If you put over any of your sculduggery on us, he'll wipe you off the map no matter in what lonesome hole you hide.Steve Yeager
William MacLeod Raine
- informal underhand dealing; trickery
Word Origin for skulduggery
Word Origin and History for sculduggery
1856, apparently an alteration of Scottish sculdudrie "adultery" (1713), sculduddery "bawdry, obscenity" (1821), a euphemism of uncertain origin.