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Sassafras! I won't stand for this jiggery pokery.
by dirodaman July 01, 2015
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A stupid person; it refers to the lack of surface area on an individual's brain. The general thought is that the more surface area (wrinkles, creases, etc.) a brain has, the smarter the person is. Conversely, a person with a smooth brain (no wrinkles) has less surface area and would therefore be stupid.
That fucking smooth brain put his shirt on backwards again...

That smooth brain is dumber than a pile of shit.
by Tip Tank May 14, 2011
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this describes that which is difficult to describe, a term meaning a piece of machinery which has no place in this world
i tried to configure that SSL jiggerypokery and the fucker was buggered
by dave williams September 22, 2004
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A foul wizard swear in the wizard world. Banned by Mr. Albus Dumbledore.
"We're learning wizard swears like Jiggery Pokery!"

"Noooo, my grandma told me not to use such foul magical language!"
by Xioneville February 11, 2010
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IE: get a load of this Jiggery Pokery up ya! its grouse!


Here, try this apple pie. I'm sure you will find its most delicious.
by fucknuckle July 15, 2006
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giving your girlfriends best mate a good rogering behind her back
oh dear shelly,your boyfriends been doing a fair bit of jiggery pokery
by Ahron February 17, 2005
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This is not to discount the other meanings, but here's one that's been overlooked, it seems:
1) The act of fixing or building something by tinkering, prodding, poking, and twiddling it until it looks the way it should or does what it ought to do. The act of solving a problem in a very make-shift, seat-of-the-pants way rather than proceeding with any sort of plan or forethought. Jiggery-pokery is all about "Good enough"
2) A very informal, vague process for doing a thing - there's no step-by-step thing you do to get the result you want, you just apply the jiggery-pokery until it starts making the noise and doing the thing

Possibly, this comes from literally "jiggering" (jiggling) and "pokering" (poking) a thing until it comes together or starts to work or both.
1) I just used a bit of jiggery-pokery and I got your phone working again; I majored in jiggery-pokery in college, I did.
2) Careful with the coffee machine - you need a bit of jiggery-pokery to get it working.
by Balloonie-cat1 October 24, 2020
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