Definitions for hanky-pankyˈhæŋ kiˈpæŋ ki

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han•ky-pan•ky*ˈhæŋ kiˈpæŋ ki(n.)

  1. unethical behavior; mischief; deceit.

    Category: Informal

  2. illicit sexual relations.

    Category: Informal

* Informal..

Origin of hanky-panky:

1835–45; rhyming compound; cf. initial h, p of hocus -pocus , hodgepodge , etc.


  1. hanky-panky(Noun)

    mischievous behaviour, dishonest or shady activity. ("I think there was some hanky-panky with the last election.")

  2. hanky-panky(Noun)

    sexual intercourse or other sexual activity, especially if illicit.


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