Synonyms of hanky-panky in English:


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1‘the public takes a dim view of hanky-panky among public officials’

goings-on, funny business, mischief, misbehaviour, misconduct, chicanery, dishonesty, deception, deceit, trickery, intrigue, skulduggery, subterfuge, machinations
extramarital sex, infidelity, unfaithfulness, adultery, liaison, affair, fling
informal monkey business, shenanigans, carryings-on, carry-on, fooling around, playing around
British informal jiggery-pokery, monkey tricks
North American informal monkeyshines
formal fornication
archaic knavery

good behaviour, fidelity