Hugger-mugger meaning

hŭg'ər-mŭg'ər
Disorderly confusion; muddle.
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Secrecy; concealment.
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Disorderly; jumbled.
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Secret; clandestine.
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To keep secret; conceal.
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To act in a secretive manner.
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Hugger-mugger doings.

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(archaic) Secrecy.
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Confusedly, in a muddle.
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Origin of hugger-mugger

  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Of unknown origin; perhaps from Anglo-Irish cuggermugger (“a whispering, a low-voiced gossiping"), from Irish cogair (“whisper"). Compare also Swedish mjugg.
    From Wiktionary