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  1. (n) a state of confusion
  2. (adj) in utter disorder
  3. (adj) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
  4. (adv) in secrecy


  1. Paradise Postponed combines some of the social sweep of Brideshead with the hugger-mugger of Rumpole, the overweight, conniving and lovable Old Bailey barrister.
  2. Jenufa's stepmother, stealing hugger-mugger to the brook.
  3. Although some who sat near to Playwright Trych applauded his patriotic words, most of the audience took him to be a madman, rushed hugger-mugger from the playhouse.


  • Course Correction

    Where higher education sees trouble, a local initiative sees opportunity by Abby Mendelson They're hunched over laptops, all hugger-mugger, in Voluto Coffee, Penn Avenue, Garfield. It' s well past closing time, but they've paid for the space, the sandwiches and the joe that keeps on coming.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh City Paper

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