Definition of Hugger mugger
1. Verb. Act stealthily or secretively.
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Literary usage of Hugger mugger
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1. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"In HUGGER-MUGGER. In secrecy, or concealment. For the various derivations, see Todd. But I am inclined to think that they are all erroneous, ..."
2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"The phrase in hugger-mugger is now obsolete ; the word is used, if at all, as an adjective, as, hugger- mugger doings ; or an adverb, as, it was all carried ..."
3. Essays on Social Subjects from the Saturday Review by Anne] [Mozley (1865)
"HUGGER-MUGGER. MOST minds have an untidy corner. Most men have a taste, in some quarter or other, for hugger-mugger, — for unworthy shifts and expedients, ..."