Definitions for hurly-burlyˈhɜr liˈbɜr li, -ˌbɜr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hurl•y-burl•yˈhɜr liˈbɜr li, -ˌbɜr-(n.; adj.)(pl.)-burl•ies

  1. (n.)noisy disorder and confusion; commotion; tumult.

  2. (adj.)full of commotion; tumultuous.

Origin of hurly-burly:

1520–30; alter. of hurling (and) burling, rhyming phrase based on hurling in now obs. sense “tumult, uproar”

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hurly-burly(noun)

    tumult; bustle; confusion


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