Definition of helter-skelter adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

helter-skelter

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˌheltə ˈskeltə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌheltər ˈskeltər//
 
 
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in a hurry and in a way that lacks organization People ran helter-skelter. There were bodies on the ground and the injured were crying. More Like This Reduplicative words airy-fairy, argy-bargy, chit-chat, criss-cross, dilly-dally, harum-scarum, helter-skelter, higgledy-piggledy, hocus-pocus, hoity-toity, hotchpotch, hurly-burly, itty-bitty, mumbo jumbo, mishmash, nitty-gritty, ping-pong, pitter-patter, shilly-shally, teeny-weeny, tittle-tattle, touchy-feely, wishy-washySee worksheet.

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