Hankey-pank

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hankey-pank Extramarital sexual relations, especially adultery.
    • Hankey-pank Illegal or unethical behavior, usually surreptitious; as, the boss got suspicious when profits seemed lower than expected, and hired an investigator to see if any hankey-pankey was going on.
    • Hankey-pank Professional cant; the chatter of conjurers to divert attention from their tricks; hence, jugglery.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Hocus-pocus