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English definition of “higgledy-piggledy”

higgledy-piggledy

adjective, adverb uk   /ˌhɪɡ.l̩.diˈpɪɡ.l̩.di/ informal us  
mixed up and in no particular order: My clothes are all higgledy-piggledy in my drawers.Dirty and untidy
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