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hanky-panky

  (old-fashioned)
sexual activity, especially when it is secret It was alleged that all kinds of hanky-panky went on in the president's office.

hanky

and hankie (ˈhæŋki)
n. a handkerchief, especially if lacy and feminine. Do you have a hanky I can borrow?

hanky-panky

(ˈhæŋkiˈpæŋki)
1. n. funny business; deceitfulness. There’s some hanky-panky going on in the treasurer’s office.
2. n. sexual play; sexual misconduct. (see also mifky-pifky (in the bushes).) There’s some hanky-panky going on in the storeroom.
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