Definition of helter-skelter
- ran helter-skelter, getting in each other's way
- —F. V. W. Mason
First Known Use: 1593See Words from the same year
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: in a confused and careless way
: in no particular order
: a slide that twists around a tower at an amusement park
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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