jiggery-pokery


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jig·ger·y-pok·er·y

 (jĭg′ə-rē-pō′kə-rē)
n.
Underhand scheming or behavior.

[Alteration of joukery-pawkery : from Scots jouk, to dodge (probably from duck) + Scots pawk, trick.]

jiggery-pokery

(ˈdʒɪɡərɪˈpəʊkərɪ)
n
informal chiefly Brit dishonest or deceitful behaviour or business; trickery
[C19: from Scottish dialect joukery-pawkery]

jig•ger•y-pok•er•y

(ˈdʒɪg ə riˈpoʊ kə ri)

n. Chiefly Brit.
sly, underhanded action; trickery.
[1890–95; akin to Scots joukery-pawkery]

jiggery-pokery

subterfuge or devious and underhanded behavior; low cunning.
See also: Cunning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jiggery-pokery - verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some wayjiggery-pokery - verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
Translations

jiggery-pokery

[ˈdʒɪgərɪˈpəʊkərɪ] N (Brit) → trampas fpl, embustes mpl
there's some jiggery-pokery going onhay gato encerrado

jiggery-pokery

n (inf)Schmu m (inf); I think there’s been some jiggery-pokery going on hereich glaube, hier geht es nicht ganz hasenrein zu (inf)or hier ist was faul (inf)
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