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hugger-mugger

hugger-mugger

hugger-mugger - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hugger-mugger

Definition
(noun) a state of confusion
Example Sentence
  • he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance

Definition
(adj) in utter disorder
Example Sentence
  • a disorderly pile of clothes

Definition
(adj) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adv) in secrecy
Example Sentence
  • they did it all hugger-mugger

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hugger-mugger

Muggers always do things secretly as they mug things and they are always in a confused state.....
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