HyperDic: hugger-mugger

English > 4 senses of the word hugger-mugger:
NOUNstatehugger-muggera state of confusion
ADVERBallhugger-muggerin secrecy
ADJECTIVEallhugger-mugger, disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, jumbled, topsy-turvyin utter disorder
allhugger-mugger, clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, undergroundconducted with or marked by hidden / hidden aims or methods
English > hugger-mugger: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn utter disorder.
Synonymsdisorderly, higgledy-piggledy, jumbled, topsy-turvy
Broaderuntidynot neat and tidy
Nounshugger-muggera state of confusion
English > hugger-mugger: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningConducted with or marked by hidden / hidden aims or methods.
Synonymsclandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground
BroadercovertSecret or hidden / hidden
Spanishclandestina, clandestino, encubierto, escondido, oculto, secreto
Catalanamagat, clandestí, encobert, ocult, secret
English > hugger-mugger: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of confusion.
Example"he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance"
Broaderconfusiondisorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
Spanishbatiborrillo, fárrago
Catalanfarrigo-farrago, poti-poti
Adjectiveshugger-muggerin utter disorder
Verbshugger muggeract stealthily or secretively
English > hugger-mugger: 4 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn secrecy.
Example"they did it all hugger-mugger"
Spanishen secreto, operación encubierta

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