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hanky-panky

[hang-kee-pang-kee]
noun Informal.
1.
unethical behavior; deceit: When the bank teller bought an expensive car and house, they suspected there might be some hanky-panky going on.
2.
illicit sexual relations.
Also, hankey-pankey, hanky pank.


Origin:
1835–45; rhyming compound; compare initial h, p of higgledy-piggledy, hocus-pocus, hodgepodge, etc.

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hanky-panky (ˈhæŋkɪˈpæŋkɪ)
 
n
1.  dubious or suspicious behaviour
2.  foolish behaviour or talk
3.  illicit sexual relations
 
[C19: variant of hocus-pocus]

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hanky-panky
1841, "trickery," Brit. slang, possibly a variant of hoky-poky "deception, fraud," altered from hocus-pocus.
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