hugger-mugger definition

  • noun:
    • Disorderly confusion; muddle.
    • Secrecy; concealment.
    • Secrecy.
    • Condition.
    • Privacy; privacy. Frequently in term in hugger-mugger, with haste and privacy.
    • Confusion; disorder.
    • Privacy; secrecy.
    • In confusion; with slovenliness.
    • a state of confusion
  • adjective:
    • Disorderly; jumbled.
    • Secret; clandestine.
    • key, clandestine.
    • Disorderly, chaotic, confused.
    • Secret; clandestine; sly.
    • Confused; disorderly; slovenly; mean.
    • in utter disorder
    • conducted with or marked by hidden goals or methods
  • verb-transitive:
    • maintain secret; conceal.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to do something in a secretive manner.
  • adverb:
    • Privately.
    • Confusedly, in a muddle.
    • in secrecy
  • others:
    • Clandestine; sly; underhanded.
    • puzzled; disorderly; slovenly: because, he works in a very hugger-mugger style.
    • To hush; smother.
    • To simply take key counsel; proceed clandestinely.
  • verb:
    • act stealthily or secretively

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