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  1. hel·ter-skel·ter
    IPA[ˌheltərˈskeltər]
  2. adjective

    • 1. involving disorderly haste or confusion:

      she had blamed her grogginess on a helter-skelter lifestyle

    adverb

    • 1. in disorderly haste or confusion:

      they were hurtling helter-skelter down the pavement

    noun

    • 1. disorder; confusion:

      the helter-skelter of a school day
    • 2. a tall spiral slide winding around a tower at a fair.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: helter-skelter, plural noun: helter-skelters

    • adjective

      involving disorderly haste or confusion:
    • adverb

      in disorderly haste or confusion:
    • noun

      a fairground amusement consisting of a tall spiral slide winding around a tower.

      disorder; confusion:

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