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Definition of jiggery-pokery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jiggery-pokery

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdʒɪɡəri ˈpəʊkəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒɪɡəri ˈpoʊkəri//
 
[uncountable] (informal, especially British English)
 
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dishonest behaviour He began to suspect that some jiggery-pokery had been going on. Word Origin late 19th cent.: probably a variant of Scots joukery-pawkery, from jouk ‘dodge, skulk’, of unknown origin.