hugger-mugger hugger-mugger

Definition(s):

  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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • 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

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /