Monday, November 8, 2010

Unusual Words Defined: A - Z (Part J)

A continuation of the series.

jiggery-pokery [ˈdʒɪgərɪˈpəʊkərɪ]
Informal chiefly Brit dishonest or deceitful behaviour or business; trickery
[Alteration of joukery-pawkery : from Scottish dialect jouk, to dodge (probably from duck) + Scots pawk, trick.]

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