hankey-pankey


hankey-pankey
trickery, deception

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Hankey-pankey — Han key pan key, Hankey pank Han key pank (h[a^][ng] k[y^]*p[a^][ng] k[y^]), n. [Cf. {Hocus pocus}.] [Also spelled {hanky panky}.] 1. Professional cant; the chatter of conjurers to divert attention from their tricks; hence, jugglery. [Colloq.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hankey-pankey — noun see hanky panky I …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hankey-pank — Hankey pankey Han key pan key, Hankey pank Han key pank (h[a^][ng] k[y^]*p[a^][ng] k[y^]), n. [Cf. {Hocus pocus}.] [Also spelled {hanky panky}.] 1. Professional cant; the chatter of conjurers to divert attention from their tricks; hence, jugglery …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hanky-panky — Hankey pankey Han key pan key, Hankey pank Han key pank (h[a^][ng] k[y^]*p[a^][ng] k[y^]), n. [Cf. {Hocus pocus}.] [Also spelled {hanky panky}.] 1. Professional cant; the chatter of conjurers to divert attention from their tricks; hence, jugglery …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hanky-panky — /hang kee pang kee/, n. Informal. 1. unethical behavior; deceit: When the bank teller bought an expensive car and house, they suspected there might be some hanky panky going on. 2. illicit sexual relations. Also, hankey pankey, hanky pank. [1835… …   Universalium


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