hugger-mugger
noun.
a state of confusion
he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance
adv.
in secrecy
they did it all hugger-mugger
adj.
in utter disorder
a disorderly pile of clothes
adj.
conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
clandestine intelligence operations|cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines|hole-and-corner intrigue|secret missions|a secret agent|secret sales of arms|surreptitious mobilization of troops|an undercover investigation|underground resistance