Hurly-burly



[hur-lee-bur-lee, -bur-] /ˈhɜr liˈbɜr li, -ˌbɜr-/

noun, plural hurly-burlies.
1.
noisy disorder and confusion; commotion; uproar; tumult.
adjective
2.
full of commotion; tumultuous.
/ˈhɜːlɪˈbɜːlɪ/
noun (pl) hurly-burlies
1.
confusion or commotion
adjective
2.
turbulent

also hurlyburly, 1530s, apparently an alteration of phrase hurling and burling, reduplication of 14c. hurling “commotion, tumult,” verbal noun of hurl (q.v.). Hurling time was the name applied by chroniclers to the period of tumult and commotion around Wat Tyler’s rebellion.

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