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jiggery-pokery

[jig-uh-ree-poh-kuh-ree] /ˈdʒɪg ə riˈpoʊ kə ri/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
trickery, hocus-pocus; fraud; humbug.
2.
sly, underhanded action.
3.
manipulation:
After a little jiggery-pokery, the engine started.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; alteration of joukery-pawkery. See jouk, pawky, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for jiggery-pokery

jiggery-pokery

/ˈdʒɪɡərɪˈpəʊkərɪ/
noun
1.
(informal, mainly Brit) dishonest or deceitful behaviour or business; trickery
Word Origin
C19: from Scottish dialect joukery-pawkery
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Slang definitions & phrases for jiggery-pokery

jiggery-pokery

noun

Deception; trickery; skullduggery: or what some term jiggery-pokery/ could have prevented most of the jiggery-pokery

[1893+; probably fr Scottish joukery-paukery fr jouk, ''trick'']


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