Definition of pell–mell
1 : in mingled confusion or disorder papers strewn pell–mell on the desk
2 : in confused haste ran pell–mell for the door
pell–melladjective or noun
Origin and Etymology of pell–mell
Middle French pelemele
First Known Use: 1590See Words from the same year
PELL–MELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pell–mell for English Language Learners
: in a confused and hurried way
PELL–MELL Defined for Kids
Definition of pell–mell for Students
: in a confused or hurried way People rushed pell-mell toward the exit.
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