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



BrE BrE//ˌheltə ˈskeltə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌheltər ˈskeltər//
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[only before noun] done in a hurry and in a way that lacks organization a helter-skelter dash to meet the deadline Word Originlate 16th cent. (as an adverb): a rhyming jingle of unknown origin, perhaps symbolic of running feet or from Middle English skelte ‘hasten’.

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