Definition of topsy-turvy in English:

topsy-turvy

adverb & adjective

  • 1Upside down.

    [as adverb] ‘the fairground ride turned riders topsy-turvy’
    upside down, wrong side up, head over heels, inverted, reversed, upset, backwards, vice versa
    upside down, wrong side up, head over heels, inverted, reversed, upset, backwards, vice versa
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    1. 1.1In a state of confusion.
      [as adjective] ‘the topsy-turvy months of the invasion’

noun

  • [in singular] A state of utter confusion.

Origin

Early 16th century: a jingle apparently based on top and obsolete terve overturn.

Pronunciation:

topsy-turvy

/ˌtäpsēˈtərvē/