, adv. In a hankering manner.
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(h"k*p"k), n. [Cf. Hocus-pocus.]
[Also spelled hanky-panky.]
1. Professional cant; the chatter of conjurers to divert attention from their tricks; hence, jugglery. [Colloq.]
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2. 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. [Informal]

3. Extramarital sexual relations, especially adultery. [Colloq.]


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