hugger-mugger

Definitions of hugger-mugger
  1. noun
    a state of confusion
    “he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance”
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    type of:
    confusion
    disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
  2. adjective
    in utter disorder
    synonyms: disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, jumbled, topsy-turvy
    untidy
    not neat and tidy
  3. adjective
    conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
    synonyms: clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground
    covert
    secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed
  4. adverb
    in secrecy
    “they did it all hugger-mugger
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