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Definition of hanky-panky noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    NAmE//ˌhæŋki ˈpæŋki//
    [uncountable] (old-fashioned) (informal)
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  1. 1sexual activity that is not considered acceptable There was all kinds of hanky-panky going on at the party.
  2. 2dishonest behavior
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