/skul dug"euh ree/, n., pl. skulduggeries.
1. dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery: bribery, graft, and other such skulduggery.
2. an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick.
Also, skullduggery, sculduggery, scullduggery.
[1705-15, Amer.; var. of SCULDUDDERY, orig. Scots: fornication, obscenity < ?]

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