topsy-turviness

noun
top·​sy-tur·​vi·​ness | \ ˌtäp-sē-ˈtər-vē-nəs How to pronounce topsy-turviness (audio) \

Definition of topsy-turviness

: the quality or state of being topsy-turvy

First Known Use of topsy-turviness

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/topsy-turviness. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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