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hurly–burly

noun hur·ly–bur·ly \ˌhər-lē-ˈbər-lē\

: a very active or confused state or situation

Full Definition of HURLY-BURLY

:  uproar, tumult
hurly–burly adjective

Origin of HURLY-BURLY

probably alteration & reduplication of hurling, gerund of hurl
First Known Use: 1539

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