jiggery-pokery

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdʒɪɡ.ɹ.iˈpəʊ.kəɹ.i/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdʒɪɡ.ɚ.iˈpoʊ.kɚ.i/

Etymology[edit]

From Scots joukery-pawkery "trickery; deceit". Attested in English since the nineteenth century.

Noun[edit]

jiggery-pokery (uncountable)

  1. Trickery or misrepresentation.
  2. Manipulation.
    • 1892, Philip Stanhope, Lightning (journal), Letter XXVII:
      ...what my friend Singleton calls "rigging, cornering, and general jiggery-pokery methods,"...
  3. (euphemistic) Sexual intercourse.

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