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Definition of skulduggery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

skulduggery

 noun
(also skullduggery) noun
BrE BrE//skʌlˈdʌɡəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skʌlˈdʌɡəri//
 
[uncountable] (old-fashioned or humorous)
 
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dishonest behaviour or activities Word Origin mid 19th cent.: alteration of Scots sculduddery, of unknown origin.
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