Helter-skelter definition

hĕltər-skĕltər
In disorderly haste; confusedly; pell-mell.
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Haphazardly.
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Turmoil; confusion.
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Carelessly hurried and confused.
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In haste and confusion; in a disorderly, hurried manner.
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Hurried and confused; disorderly.
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Anything helter-skelter.
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Haphazard.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
helter-skelter
Plural:
helter-skelters

Origin of helter-skelter

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A rhyming pair of words with no known origin.

    From Wiktionary