Definition of higgledy-piggledy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

higgledy-piggledy

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adjective
BrE BrE//ˌhɪɡldi ˈpɪɡldi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɪɡldi ˈpɪɡldi//
 
(informal)
 
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untidy and lacking any order a higgledy-piggledy collection of houses 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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