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top·sy·tur·vy

topsy-turvy

 
pronunciation:
tap si tuhr vi
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: upside down.
The boat turned topsy-turvy in the waves.
definition 2: in a state of great confusion.
The police searched the office and left everything topsy-turvy.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: upside-down.
The furniture seems to be topsy-turvy when I stand on my head.
derivation: topsy-turviness (n.)