/ˌhıgəldiˈpıgəldi/ adv
informal : in a messy way : without order

All the dishes were stacked higgledy-piggledy next to the sink.

a higgledy-piggledy assortment of things

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  • hig|gle|dy-pig|gle|dy — «HIHG uhl dee PIHG uhl dee», adverb, adjective, noun. –adv. in jumbled confusion; in a disorderly manner. –adj. jumbled; confused: »... narrow uneven alleys leading to higgledy piggledy workshops and kilns (Arnold Bennett). –n. a jumble;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hig — hig·gle; hig·gler; kil·hig; hig·gle·dy pig·gle·dy; …   English syllables

  • gle — adan·gle; ae·gle; ajan·gle; ajin·gle; an·gle·ber·ry; An·gle·doz·er; an·gle·sey; an·gle·site; an·gle·ton; an·gle·twitch; ar·gle; ar·gle bar·gle; atin·gle; bo·gle; bun·gle·some; bur·gle; can·gle; cin·gle; com·min·gle; crin·gle; crin·gle cran·gle;… …   English syllables

  • dy-pig — hig·gle·dy pig·gle·dy; …   English syllables

  • higgledy-piggledy — hig|gle|dy pig|gle|dy [ˌhıgəldi ˈpıgəldi] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from pig; because pigs gather closely together in groups] things that are higgledy piggledy are mixed together in an untidy way >higgledy piggledy adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • higgledy-piggledy — hig|gle|dy pig|gle|dy [ ,hıgldi pıgldi ] adjective, adverb INFORMAL mixed together in a way that is not planned, organized, or neat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • higgledy-piggledy — hig·gle·dy pig·gle·dy …   English syllables

  • higgledy-piggledy — hig•gle•dy pig•gle•dy [[t]ˈhɪg əl diˈpɪg əl di[/t]] adv. 1) in a jumbled, confused, or disorderly manner; helter skelter 2) confused; jumbled • Etymology: 1590–1600; rhyming compound of uncert. orig …   From formal English to slang

  • Higgledy-piggledy — Hig gle*dy pig gle*dy, adv. In confusion; topsy turvy. [Colloq.] Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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