Love, love, love SAYING this word … in addition to the fact that it fits certain behaviors. (You know what I’m talkin’ ’bout. Hmmmm, there’s skulduggery in the world?) Skulduggery. A type of crime? Or maybe a ship from The Pirates of the Caribbean? The kids in The Goonies sure get into some skulduggery on their way to finding buried treasures.

The Goonies movie poster, by Drew Struzanl. Courtesy of Wikipedia. Klow

Say it with me: Skulduggery \skəl-ˈdə-g(ə-)rē\ noun. Underhanded or unscrupulous behavior.

Those kids were up to nothing but skulduggery. (I’m sure you have at least once instance of skulduggery you can cite.)

  1. Eileen Widman says:

    It is fun to say!!! I think of digging up skulls when I hear it but I know this is not a proper definition of the work.

  2. Betty Stone says:

    Not only has their vocabulary gone downhill, but their spelling is atrocious.

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