helter-skelter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A rhyming pair of words with no known origin.

Adverb[edit]

helter-skelter (comparative more helter-skelter, superlative most helter-skelter)

  1. In confused, disorderly haste

Adjective[edit]

helter-skelter (comparative more helter-skelter, superlative most helter-skelter)

  1. Carelessly hurried and confused

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

helter-skelter (countable and uncountable, plural helter-skelters)

  1. confusion or turmoil
  2. (UK) A helical fairground slide