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Jiggery pokery
Incantation

jig-er-ee poke-er-ee

Effect

None. Invented by Harry Potter to frighten his Muggle cousin.

"Jiggery pokery! Hocus pocus...squiggly wiggly..."
Harry Potter frightens Dudley Dursley in 1992[src]

Jiggery pokery was one of three pretend spells that Harry Potter invented in order to scare off his Muggle cousin, Dudley Dursley, in 1992. He claimed that they could set a hedge on fire.

Etymology

Jiggery-pokery is a British term meaning "underhand or deceitful behaviour".

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