adverb \ˌpel-ˈmel\

: in a confused and hurried way

Full Definition of PELL-MELL

:  in mingled confusion or disorder <papers strewn pell–mell on the desk>
:  in confused haste <ran pell–mell for the door>
pell–mell adjective or noun

Origin of PELL-MELL

Middle French pelemele
First Known Use: 1590
PELL-MELL Defined for Kids


adverb \ˈpel-ˈmel\

Definition of PELL-MELL for Kids

:  in a confused or hurried way <People rushed pell-mell toward the exit.>


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