[ skuhl-duhg-uh-ree ]
/ skʌlˈdʌg ə ri /
noun, plural skul·dug·ger·ies.
dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery: bribery, graft, and other such skulduggery.
an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick.
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Also skull·dug·ger·y. Sometimes scul·dug·ger·y, scull·dug·ger·y.
Origin of skulduggery
1705–15, Americanism; variant of sculduddery, orig. Scots: fornication, obscenity < ?
Words nearby skulduggery
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British Dictionary definitions for skulduggery
/ (skʌlˈdʌɡərɪ) /
informal underhand dealing; trickery
Word Origin for skulduggery
C19: altered from earlier Scot sculduddery; of obscure origin
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