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Disorderly haste; confused hurrying.‘all was now hurry-scurry’haste, flurry, bustle, confusion, commotion, hubbub, hustle, urgency, agitation, turmoilView synonyms
adverb & adjectivearchaic
With hurry and confusion.as adverb ‘the mob fled hurry-scurry’as adjective ‘a hurry-scurry retreat’full speed, at full speed, full pelt, at full pelt, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop, helter-skelter, headlong, hotfoot, post-haste, hurriedly, hastily, wildly, pell-mell, impetuously, recklessly, rashly, at breakneck speed, precipitately, impulsivelyView synonyms
Mid 18th century: reduplication of hurry.
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