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Pronunciation:  'hugur `mugur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a state of confusion; ritual accompanied by complicated and purposeless activity that obscures and confuses; "he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance"
  2. [adv]  in secrecy; "they did it all hugger-mugger"
  3. [adj]  conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"
  4. [adj]  in utter disorder; "a disorderly pile of clothes"
  5. [v]  act stealthily

HUGGER-MUGGER is a 13 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, covert, disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, hole-and-corner(a), hush-hush, jumbled, mumbo jumbo, on the quiet(p), secret, surreptitious, topsy-turvy, undercover, underground, untidy
 See Also: act, behave, confusion, do



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hug"ger-mug`ger\, n. [Scot. huggrie-muggrie;
    Prov. E. hugger to lie in ambush, mug mist, muggard sullen.]
    Privacy; secrecy. Commonly in the phrase in hugger-mugger,
    with haste and secrecy. [Archaic]
          Many things have been done in hugger-mugger. --Fuller.
  2. \Hug"ger-mug`ger\, a.
    1. Secret; clandestine; sly.
    2. Confused; disorderly; slovenly; mean; as, hugger-mugger
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