Aboveboard meaning

ə-bŭvbôrd
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Without deceit or trickery; straightforward.
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Without dishonesty or concealment.

Be open and aboveboard with me.

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Alternative form of above-board.
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Origin of aboveboard

  • Originally a gambling term referring to the fact that a gambler whose hands were above the board or gaming table could not engage in trickery, such as changing cards, below the table

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition