skulduggery [ skuhl-duhg-uh-ree ]
noun, plural skul·dug·ger·ies.
1. dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery: bribery, graft, and other such skulduggery.
2. an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick.
Also skull·dug·ger·y. Sometimes scul·dug·ger·y, scull·dug·ger·y.
Origin: 1705–15, Americanism; variant of sculduddery, orig. Scots: fornication, obscenity < ?
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