higgledy-piggledy


hig·gle·dy–pig·gle·dy

adverb \ˌhi-gəl-dē-ˈpi-gəl-dē\

: in a messy way : without order

Full Definition of HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY

:  in a confused, disordered, or random manner <tiny hovels piled higgledy–piggledy against each other — Edward Behr>
higgledy–piggledy adjective

Origin of HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1598

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