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skulduggery (n.)

1856, apparently an alteration of Scottish sculdudrie "adultery" (1713), sculduddery "bawdry, obscenity" (1821), a euphemism of uncertain origin.

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Definitions of skulduggery from WordNet

skulduggery (n.)
verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way;
Synonyms: trickery / hocus-pocus / slickness / hanky panky / jiggery-pokery / skullduggery
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