helter-skelter

[helter-skelter] {adv.} 1. At a fast speed, but in confusion.

The hatted ball broke Mr. Jones's window, and the boys ran awayhelter-skelter.

When the bell rang, the pupils ran helter-skelterout of the door.

2. In a confusing group; in disorder.

The moverspiled the furniture helter-skelter in the living room of the newhouse.

Mary fell down and her books, papers, and lunch landedhelter-skelter over the sidewalk.

Compare: EVERY WHICH WAY.