Definition of Hugger mugger

1. Verb. Act stealthily or secretively.

Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
Derivative terms: Hugger-mugger



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hugger Mugger

hugely
hugemungous
hugeness
hugenesses
hugeous
hugeously
huger
hugest
hugfest
hugfests
huggable
huggably
hugged
hugger
hugger-mugger
hugger mugger (current term)
huggermugger
huggers
huggest
huggier
huggiest
hugginess
hugging
huggled
huggler
hugglers
huggles
huggling
huggy

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, ..."

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