helterskelters

[ hel-ter-skel-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF helterskelters
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WORD ORIGIN

also helter skelter, 1590s, perhaps from skelte "to hasten, scatter hurriedly," with the first element there merely for the sake of rhyme. As an adjective from 1785.

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