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hanky-pankynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌhæŋ.kɪˈpæŋ.ki/ old-fashioned informal
unacceptable or ​dishonestbehaviour, ​especiallyinvolvingsexualactivity or ​money: There was a ​bit of hanky-panky going on at the ​Christmasparty.
(Definition of hanky-panky from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hanky-pankynoun [U]

 us   /ˌhæŋ·kiˈpæŋ·ki/ infml
dishonest or ​immoralbehavior: financial hanky-panky
(Definition of hanky-panky from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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