noun, plural skull·dug·ger·ies.
- skull and crossbones,
- skull session,
- skunk cabbage,
- skunk river,
- skunk works,
noun, plural skul·dug·ger·ies.
Origin of skulduggery
Examples from the Web for skullduggery
But the hyperactive Sarkozy is hypersensitive to these oft-repeated allegations of skullduggery.A Wrench in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn Conspiracy Theory|Christopher Dickey|April 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After a little conversation to assure themselves that there was no skullduggery afoot, the truckers consented.The Knack of Managing|Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
We utilize persuasion, skullduggery, and even force to subvert their institutions, to destroy their present culture.Black Man's Burden|Dallas McCord Reynolds
He would be cagey enough to stay ignorant of any overt strife or any other skullduggery that could be laid at his door.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
"Very likely he's up to some skullduggery, sir," Matt opined.Cappy Ricks|Peter B. Kyne
Word Origin for skulduggery
1856, apparently an alteration of Scottish sculdudrie "adultery" (1713), sculduddery "bawdry, obscenity" (1821), a euphemism of uncertain origin.