Hugger

Hugger
Hugger \Hug"ger\, n. One who hugs or embraces. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hugger — Hug ger, v. t. & i. To conceal; to lurk ambush. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hugger — A hugger is a type of mudguard most frequently seen on sports motorcycles, named such because they fit very closely around the tire they shield and are said to be hugging it. Their design sacrifices the potential for offroad use, where they are… …   Wikipedia

  • hugger — noun Hugger is used after these nouns: ↑tree …   Collocations dictionary

  • Hugger-mugger — Hug ger mug ger, n. [Scot. huggrie muggrie; Prov. E. hugger to lie in ambush, mug mist, muggard sullen.] 1. Privacy; secrecy. Commonly in the phrase in hugger mugger, with haste and secrecy. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Many things have been done in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hugger-mugger — Hug ger mug ger, a. 1. Secret; clandestine; sly. [1913 Webster] 2. Confused; disorderly; slovenly; mean; as, hugger mugger doings. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hugger-mugger — 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, M.E …   Etymology dictionary

  • hugger-mugger — ► ADJECTIVE 1) confused. 2) secret. ► NOUN 1) confusion. 2) secrecy. ORIGIN probably related to HUDDLE(Cf. ↑huddle) and to dialect mucker «hoard money, conceal» …   English terms dictionary

  • hugger-muggery — g(ə)rē, ri noun ( es) : hugger mugger 1 * * * /hug euhr mug euh ree/, n., pl. hugger mugger ies. hugger mugger (defs. 1, 2). [HUGGER MUGGER + Y3] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hugger-muggery — /hug euhr mug euh ree/, n., pl. hugger mugger ies. hugger mugger (defs. 1, 2). [HUGGER MUGGER + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • hugger-mugger — I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1529 1. secrecy 2. confusion, muddle II. adjective Date: 1692 1. secret 2. of a confused or disorderly nature …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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