The definition of topsy-turvy is upside down or not in order.(adjective)
An example of topsy-turvy is when you had carefully-made plans and they got messed up at the last minute and everyone is running every which way with no idea where to go.
See topsy-turvy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: earlier topsy-tervy, prob. < top, highest part + ME terven, to roll
See topsy-turvy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably from top1
Origin: + obsolete terve, to overturn (from Middle English terven).
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