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Definitions of hugger-mugger:
  • noun:   a state of confusion; ritual accompanied by complicated and purposeless activity that obscures and confuses
    Example: "He engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance"
  • adjective:   in utter disorder
  • adjective:   conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
  • adverb:   in secrecy
    Example: "They did it all hugger-mugger"

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