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higgledy–piggledy

adverb hig·gle·dy–pig·gle·dy \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

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First Known Use: 1598
HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY Defined for Kids

higgledy–piggledy

adverb or adjective hig·gle·dy–pig·gle·dy \ˌhi-gəl-dē-ˈpi-gəl-dē\

Definition of HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY for Kids

:  in a messy way :  topsy-turvy <Clothes were scattered higgledy-piggledy.> <Their apartment was higgledy-piggledy.>

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