follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

sculduggery

[skuhl-duhg-uh-ree] /skʌlˈdʌg ə ri/
noun
Also, scullduggery.

skulduggery

[skuhl-duhg-uh-ree] /skʌlˈdʌg ə ri/
noun, plural skulduggeries.
1.
dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery:
bribery, graft, and other such skulduggery.
2.
an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick.
Also, skullduggery, sculduggery, scullduggery.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15, Americanism; variant of sculduddery, orig. Scots: fornication, obscenity < ?
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for scullduggery

skulduggery

/skʌlˈdʌɡərɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) underhand dealing; trickery
Word Origin
C19: altered from earlier Scot sculduddery; of obscure origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for scullduggery

skulduggery

n.

1856, apparently an alteration of Scottish sculdudrie "adultery" (1713), sculduddery "bawdry, obscenity" (1821), a euphemism of uncertain origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sculduggery

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for scullduggery

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for scullduggery