skulduggery

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EtymologyEdit

1856, apparently an alteration of Scottish English sculdudrie (adultery), sculduddery “bawdry, obscenity”, a euphemism of uncertain origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /skʌlˈdʌɡəɹi/

NounEdit

skulduggery (plural skulduggeries)

  1. A devious device or trick.
  2. Underhanded or unscrupulous behavior.

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Last modified on 10 January 2014, at 17:24