hanky-panky

 /ˈhæŋkɪˈpæŋkɪ/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
han•ky-pan•ky orhan•key-pan•key /ˈhæŋkiˈpæŋki/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable][Informal.]
  1. illegal or unethical behavior or dealings:a little financial hanky-panky.
  2. improper sexual relations.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

hanky-panky /ˈhæŋkɪˈpæŋkɪ/ n informal
  1. dubious or suspicious behaviour
  2. foolish behaviour or talk
  3. illicit sexual relations
Etymology: 19th Century: variant of hocus-pocus



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