Helter-skelter Hel"ter-skel"ter, adv. [An onomat?poetic word. Cf. G. holter-polter, D. holder de bolder.] In hurry and confusion; without definite purpose; irregularly. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Helter-skelter have I rode to thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A wistaria vine running helter-skelter across the roof. --J. C. Harris. [1913 Webster]

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