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A quick straw-flame leaped upwards, and the singsong of huggermugger words rose like some strange response.

Of course this is not really my business, but everything was so huggermugger that I thought I should get matters along that way.

In a madman's huggermugger of motives, impulses and reasons, one predominant butchers the rest for its own gratification.

WORD ORIGIN

also huggermugger, "secretly," 1520s, one of a number of similar-sounding reduplicated words in use around this time and meaning much the same thing, including hucker-mucker, which may be the original of the bunch if the root is, as some think, Middle English mukre "to hoard up, conceal." Also cf. Middle English hukmuck, late 15c., name of some sort of device for cleansing.

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