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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hug·ger-mug·ger /ˈhʌgɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hug·ger-mug·ger n.
 1. Privacy; secrecy. Commonly in the phrase in hugger-mugger, with haste and secrecy. [Archaic]
    Many things have been done in hugger-mugger.   --Fuller.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hug·ger-mug·ger, a.
 1. Secret; clandestine; sly.
 2. Confused; disorderly; slovenly; mean; as, hugger-mugger doings.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: in utter disorder; "a disorderly pile of clothes" [syn: disorderly,
              higgledy-piggledy, jumbled, topsy-turvy]
      2: conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods;
         "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger
         activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner
         intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret
         sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops";
         "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"
         [syn: clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a),
          hush-hush, on the quiet(p), secret, surreptitious,
          undercover, underground]
      n : a state of confusion; ritual accompanied by complicated and
          purposeless activity that obscures and confuses; "he
          engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance"
          [syn: mumbo jumbo]
      adv : in secrecy; "they did it all hugger-mugger"