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higgledy-piggledy

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higgledy-piggledy

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  1. In utter disorder or confusion; mixed up.
    I can't find your memo since my desk is all higgledy-piggledy.

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Adverb

higgledy-piggledy (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
higgledy-piggledy

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  1. In a confused, disordered, or random way.

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  • 1881James Greenwood, Low-Life Deeps, ch 11
    There is no kind of arrangement as regards the buildings they are erected "higgledy-piggledy;" backs to fronts, anyhow, with narrow passages between.

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