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Meaning of topsy-turvy

top•sy-tur•vy

Pronunciation: (top'sē-tûr'vē), [key]
— adv., adj., n., pl. -vies.
—adv.
  1. with the top where the bottom should be; upside down.
  2. in or into a reversed condition or order.
  3. in or into a state of confusion or disorder.
—adj.
  1. turned upside down; inverted; reversed: a topsy-turvy reflection.
  2. confused or disorderly: a topsy-turvy classroom.
—n.
  1. inversion of the natural order.
  2. a state of confusion or disorder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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