Share this entry

Share this page

higgledy-piggledy

informal

Synonyms of higgledy-piggledy in English:

adjective

  • 1 a big higgledy-piggledy pile of papers
    disordered, disorderly, disorganized, untidy, messy, chaotic, jumbled, muddled, confused, unsystematic, irregular;
    out of order, in disarray, in a mess, in a muddle, haphazard
    informal all over the place, upside-down, topsy-turvy
    [Antonyms] tidy
  • adverb

    Back to top  
  • 1 the cars were parked higgledy-piggledy
    in disorder, in a muddle, in a jumble, in disarray, untidily, haphazardly, anyhow
    informal all over the place, helter-skelter, topsy-turvy, every which way, pell-mell, any old how
  • Definition of higgledy-piggledy in:

    Share this entry

    Share this page

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day sacerdotal
    Pronunciation: ˌsasəˈdəʊt(ə)l
    adjective
    relating to priests or the priesthood; priestly