noun see topsy-turvy II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • topsy-turvydom — noun a state of extreme confusion and disorder • Syn: ↑chaos, ↑pandemonium, ↑bedlam, ↑topsy turvyness • Derivationally related forms: ↑topsy turvy (for: ↑topsy turvyness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • topsy-turvydom — /top see terr vee deuhm/, n. a state of affairs or a region in which everything is topsy turvy. [1875 80; TOPSY TURVY + DOM] * * * …   Universalium

  • topsy-turvydom — /tɒpsi ˈtɜvidəm/ (say topsee terveeduhm) noun a state of affairs or a region in which everything is topsy turvy …   Australian English dictionary

  • topsy-turvydom — top·sy tur·vy·dom …   English syllables

  • topsy-turvy — I. adverb Etymology: probably ultimately from tops (plural of 1top) + obsolete English terve to turn upside down Date: 1528 1. in utter confusion or disorder 2. with the top or head downward ; upside down II. adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • topsy-turvyness — noun a state of extreme confusion and disorder • Syn: ↑chaos, ↑pandemonium, ↑bedlam, ↑topsy turvydom • Derivationally related forms: ↑topsy turvy, ↑chaotic (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • topsy-turvy — adv 1. upside down, wrong side up bottom side up, bottom up; head over heels. 2. in reverse, backwards, Sl. ass backwards, Sl. arsy varsy. 3. helter skelter, pell mell, hurry scurry, harum scarum; higgledy piggledy, hugger mugger. Inf. willy… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Gilbert und Sullivan — Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911) Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) Der Komponist Arthur Sullivan und der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • helter skelter — Synonyms and related words: a corps perdu, ado, airily, all over, all over hell, amain, anarchic, any old way, any which way, anyhow, apace, arsy varsiness, arsy varsy, ass backwards, at once, balled up, bollixed up, bother, brawl, broil,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • clutter — Synonyms and related words: a mass of, a world of, abound with, army, arsy varsiness, ataxia, atmospheric attenuation, be alive with, bevy, blind spots, bristle with, bunch, burst with, chaos, cloud, confusion, covey, crawl with, creep with,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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