What is another word for hugger mugger?

158 synonyms found


[ hˈʌɡə mˈʌɡə], [ hˈʌɡə mˈʌɡə], [ h_ˈʌ_ɡ_ə m_ˈʌ_ɡ_ə]

Synonyms for Hugger mugger:

How to use "Hugger mugger" in context?

While many people know the term "hugger mugger" because of its use in movies, the term actually originates from urban legend. In the legend, a mugger picks someone up and hugs them before knocking them out with a punch to the head. The punch is meant to render the victim unconscious, allowing the mugger to rob them without fear of reprisal. The rumor has circulated for decades and has even been featured on television shows. However, there is no factual basis to the claim that a mugger often use a hug as a way of incapacitating their victims.

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