from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Underhand scheming or behavior: "By some legal—or perhaps illegal—jiggery-pokery, he could declare the election void” ( John Hughes).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Trickery or misrepresentation.
- n. Manipulation
- n. An ambiguous reference to sexual intercourse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of a person in some way.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
Statistical jiggery-pokery from Gallup concluded that a tall, married with children, Asian-American, observant Jew of over 65, living in Hawaii and running his own business with an income of over $120,000 a year would be the most content person alive today.
I'm quite good at jiggery-pokery and we had one teacher retire and another land a university job, so here are Kelly and Rachael.
The talk was of planning permission, brownfield and greenfield sites and legal jiggery-pokery, but at its heart was the same tricky notion of fairness that beat within Humphrys' programme.
I would have Donna burning and some sort of Torchwood headband jiggery-pokery delaying mechanism on her so she can think but grows more incoherant as the episode progresses.
And this point is made flesh, really, by John Lanchester, who illuminated all this nefarious financial jiggery-pokery – but Whoops was a side-dish or an amuse-bouche to the main project, Capital, a great monster of a novel, which does more than illuminate finance: it animates it; and that's when you fully comprehend something, when you can see its face.
Odd, come to think, as gypsies are generally associated with all manner of jiggery-pokery.
Monsieur Ritz would leave in a cloud of financial jiggery-pokery and scandal in 1897, but nothing would tarnish the triumph of the new Savoy, not least because its provision of a bathroom for every bedroom (an almost other-worldly luxury in late 19th-century London) brought more or less every rich American bent on European travel to its wide and welcoming doors.
And I liked seeing the original Avengers used due to some time jiggery-pokery.
Don't come to me with your sociological jiggery-pokery; it's all coincidence and barely worthy of remark.
Both these worthies returning unexpectedly at this point, the dog at once spotted what it assumed to be jiggery-pokery taking place, and gave tongue in an altogether proper manner.