Hug"ger-mug`ger (?), n. [Scot. huggrie-muggrie; Prov. E. hugger to lie in ambush, mug mist, muggard sullen.]

Privacy; secrecy. Commonly in the phrase in hugger-mugger, with haste and secrecy.

[Archaic]

Many things have been done in hugger-mugger. Fuller.

 

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Hug"ger-mug`ger, a.

1.

Secret; clandestine; sly.

2.

Confused; disorderly; slovenly; mean; as, hugger-mugger doings.

 

© Webster 1913.

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