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skullduggery

[skuhl-duhg-uh-ree] /skʌlˈdʌg ə ri/
noun, plural skullduggeries.
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  • Those have changed to stories of corruption and skullduggery.
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British Dictionary definitions for skullduggery

skulduggery

/skʌlˈdʌɡərɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) underhand dealing; trickery
Word Origin
C19: altered from earlier Scot sculduddery; of obscure origin
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Slang definitions & phrases for skullduggery

skullduggery

noun

Shady behavior; dirty work, hanky-panky

[1867+; a US alteration of Scots sculduddery, ''bawdry, obscenity,'' which is attested from the early 18th century]


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