Hurly-burly meaning

hûrlē-bûrlē
Noisy confusion; tumult.
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A turmoil; uproar; hubbub; confusion.
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Disorderly and confused.
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(archaic) A noisy and disorderly tumult and confusion, especially as of battle.
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Alternative spelling of hurlyburly.
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Origin of hurly-burly

  • Alteration and reduplication of hurling gerund of hurl

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

  • A combination of hurling and burling.

    From Wiktionary