hur·​ry-scur·​ry ˌhər-ē-ˈskər-ē How to pronounce hurry-scurry (audio)
variants or hurry-skurry
: a confused rush : turmoil
hurry-scurry adjective or adverb

Word History


reduplication of hurry entry 2

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hurry-scurry was in 1754

Dictionary Entries Near hurry-scurry

Cite this Entry

“Hurry-scurry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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