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[ US /ˈtɑpsiˈtɝvi/ ]
  1. in utter disorder
    a disorderly pile of clothes
  1. in disorderly haste
    we ran head over heels toward the shelter
  2. in a disordered manner
    they were piled up higgledy-piggledy
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How To Use topsy-turvy In A Sentence

  • The weather this month has turned topsy-turvy. Times, Sunday Times
  • Then again, when has the table had any relevance on this topsy-turvy league?
  • The word topsy entered the English language in 1528 as part of the assonant adverb topsy-turvy. No Uncertain Terms
  • The American election is having a particularly topsy-turvy effect on British politics.
  • Stan Collymore (LIVERPOOL v Newcastle, 1996) The phrase topsy-turvy is too lightweight to describe just how breathtaking this match was. news feed
  • Before his facile perils and ready laugh, life was no longer an affair of serious effort and restraint, but a toy, to be played with and turned topsy-turvy, carelessly to be lived and pleasured in, and carelessly to be flung aside. Chapter 2
  • Aside from my life being turned upside down with my mother having been ill and now with my sister-in-law being in palliative care in Halifax, things have been somewhat topsy-turvy. PhotHunter: Downside Up « Mudpuddle
  • Infotel's topsy-turvy legal odyssey is being stalled by complex questions about international jurisdiction.
  • The actions of the legs, torso, and neck are essentially the same in both poses, although these actions feel different when you turn topsy-turvy and reverse your body's relationship to gravity.
  • It shows how topsy-turvy the world is. Times, Sunday Times
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