Jiggery-pokery



[jig-uh-ree-poh-kuh-ree] /ˈdʒɪg ə riˈpoʊ kə ri/

noun, Chiefly British.
1.
trickery, hocus-pocus; fraud; humbug.
2.
sly, underhanded action.
3.
manipulation:
After a little jiggery-pokery, the engine started.
/ˈdʒɪɡərɪˈpəʊkərɪ/
noun
1.
(informal, mainly Brit) dishonest or deceitful behaviour or business; trickery

noun

Deception; trickery; skullduggery: or what some term jiggery-pokery/ could have prevented most of the jiggery-pokery

[1893+; probably fr Scottish joukery-paukery fr jouk, ”trick”]

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