hurly-burly definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. hurly-burlies
a turmoil; uproar; hubbub; confusion
Origin: probably extended ; from hurly
disorderly and confused
hurly-burly definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. hur·ly-bur·lies
Noisy confusion; tumult.
Origin: Alteration and reduplication of hurling, gerund of hurl.