Meaning of hugger-mugger

hug•ger-mug•ger

Pronunciation: (hug'ur-mug"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. disorder or confusion; muddle.
  2. secrecy; reticence: Why is there such hugger-mugger about the scheme?
—adj.
  1. secret or clandestine.
  2. disorderly or confused.
—v.t.
  1. to keep secret or concealed; hush up.
—v.i.
  1. to act secretly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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