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1. Sexual activity, especially when frowned upon or done in secret. It's an open secret in the office that a lot of hanky-panky goes on in the storage facility.
2. Devious, deceitful, or suspicious activity. Regulators suspected some hanky-panky going on between the governor's office and the retail developers.
A handkerchief (a small square of fabric often used like a tissue). I'm sure Reginald has a hanky you can use.
hankyand hankie (ˈhæŋki)
n. a handkerchief, especially if lacy and feminine. Do you have a hanky I can borrow?
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.