Meaning of pell-mell

pell-mell

Pronunciation: (pel'mel'), [key]
— adv.
  1. in disorderly, headlong haste; in a recklessly hurried manner.
  2. in a confused or jumbled mass, crowd, manner, etc.: The crowd rushed pell-mell into the store when the doors opened.
—adj.
  1. indiscriminate; disorderly; confused: a pell-mell dash after someone.
  2. overhasty or precipitate; rash: pell-mell spending.
—n.
  1. a confused or jumbled mass, crowd, etc.
  2. disorderly, headlong haste.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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