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hel•ter-skel•ter



Pronunciation: (hel'tur-skel'tur), [key]
adv.
1. in headlong and disorderly haste: The children ran helter-skelter all over the house.
2. in a haphazard manner; without regard for order: Clothes were scattered helter-skelter about the room.

adj.
1. carelessly hurried; confused: They ran in a mad, helter-skelter fashion for the exits.
2. disorderly; haphazard: Books and papers were scattered on the desk in a helter-skelter manner.

n.
tumultuous disorder; confusion.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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