Definition of "hanky-panky" []

  • Slang Devious or mischievous activity. (noun)
  • Slang Illicit sexual activity. (noun)

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Use "hanky-panky" in a sentence
  • "This co-resonance does not involve any hanky-panky."
  • "When I renewed last year, I did it on my own, just followed instructions, and got my prórroga without any problems and without any bureaucratic hanky-panky. clinn"
  • ""Incomplete, selective and often misleading" is how Shyam Saran, a former foreign secretary, who played a key role in the Indo-U.S. Nuclear Deal, describes the cables to Outlook, the magazine which exposed media hanky-panky last year."