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Meaning of jiggery-pokery

jig•ger•y-pok•er•y

Pronunciation: ( jig'u-rē-pō'ku-rē), [key]
— n. Chiefly Brit.
  1. trickery, hocus-pocus; fraud; humbug.
  2. sly, underhanded action.
  3. manipulation: After a little jiggery-pokery, the engine started.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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