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Meaning of HELTER-SKELTER

Pronunciation:  'heltur 'skeltur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  haphazardly; "the books were piled up helter-skelter"
  2. [adj]  with undue hurry and confusion; "a helter-skelter kind of existence with never a pause"; "a pell-mell dash for the train"
  3. [adj]  lacking a visible order or organization
 

HELTER-SKELTER is a 14 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: chaotic, disorganised, disorganized, every wich way, hurried, pell-mell
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hel"ter-skel"ter\, adv. [An onomat?poetic word.
Cf. G. holter-polter, D. holder de bolder.]
In hurry and confusion; without definite purpose;
irregularly. [Colloq.]

      Helter-skelter have I rode to thee.      --Shak.

      A wistaria vine running helter-skelter across the roof.
                                               --J. C.
                                               Harris.

 
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