Word Origin early 20th cent. (originally US): from hay + wire, from the use of hay-baling wire in makeshift repairs.Idiomsadjectivejump to other results
BrE BrE//ˈheɪwaɪə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈheɪwaɪər//
(informal) to stop working correctly or become out of control After that, things started to go haywire. The clock seems to have gone a bit haywire.
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