pell-mell definition

  • adverb:
    • In a jumbled, puzzled way; helter-skelter.
    • In frantic disorderly haste; headlong: "I decided to go to work pell-mell, blotted several sheets of paper with choice floating thoughts” ( Washington Irving).
    • In haste, uncontrolledly.
    • in a wild or careless way
  • adjective:
    • Hasty, uncontrolled.
    • with undue rush and confusion
  • noun:
    • See pall-mall.
    • A variant of pall-mall.
    • A mêléc; a confused fight; disorder.
  • others:
    • With puzzled or indiscriminate violence, power, or eagerness; indiscriminately; promiscuously; confusedly; in a disorderly size or manner.
    • Tumultuous; promiscuous; disorderly.
    • To mix up promiscuously; pile in perplexed heaps.

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