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hurry–scurry

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noun hur·ry–scur·ry \ˌhər-ē-ˈskər-ē, ˌhə-rē-ˈskə-rē\

Definition of hurry–scurry

  1. :  a confused rush :  turmoil

hurry–scurry

adjective or adverb


Variants of hurry–scurry

or

hurry–skurry

Origin and Etymology of hurry–scurry

reduplication of 2hurry


First Known Use: 1754


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