top·​sy-tur·​vi·​ness ˌtäp-sē-ˈtər-vē-nəs How to pronounce topsy-turviness (audio)
: the quality or state of being topsy-turvy

Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of topsy-turviness was in 1842

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“Topsy-turviness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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