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Adjective: hugger-mugger  'hú-gu(r),múg-u(r)
  1. In utter disorder
    "a hugger-mugger pile of clothes";
    - disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, jumbled, topsy-turvy
  2. Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
    "hugger-mugger intelligence operations";
    - clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground
Noun: hugger-mugger  'hú-gu(r),múg-u(r)
  1. A state of confusion
    "he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance"
Adverb: hugger-mugger  'hú-gu(r),múg-u(r)
  1. In secrecy
    "they did it all hugger-mugger"
Verb: hugger mugger
  1. Act stealthily or secretively

Derived forms: hugger-muggers

See also: covert, untidy

Type of: act, behave, confusion, do

Encyclopedia: Hugger-mugger