Hurry-scurry



[hur-ee-skur-ee, huhr-ee-skuhr-ee] /ˈhɜr iˈskɜr i, ˈhʌr iˈskʌr i/

noun
1.
headlong, disorderly haste; hurry and confusion.
adverb
2.
with hurrying and scurrying.
3.
confusedly; in a bustle.
adjective
4.
characterized by headlong, disorderly flight or haste.
adverb
1.
in frantic haste
adjective
2.
hasty and disorderly
noun
3.
disordered haste
verb (intransitive)
4.
to rush about in confusion

1732, probably a reduplication of hurry formed with awareness of scurry.

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