hurly-burly

noun hur·ly-bur·ly \ ˌhər-lē-ˈbər-lē \

Definition of hurly-burly

hurly-burly

adjective

Origin and Etymology of hurly-burly

probably alteration & reduplication of hurling, gerund of hurl


HURLY-BURLY Defined for English Language Learners

hurly-burly

Definition of hurly-burly for English Language Learners

  • : a very active or confused state or situation


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