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[mikst-uhp] /ˈmɪkstˈʌp/
completely confused or emotionally unstable:
a mixed-up teenager.
Origin of mixed-up
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Memories then; puzzling, mixed-up pictures that had lost their outlines.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht
  • "It is rather a mixed-up mess," said I, perplexed by the contingencies and the repetitions.

    Seek and Find Oliver Optic
  • It was a mixed-up business—but you've got the whole truth at last.

    The Beloved Woman Kathleen Norris
  • It was all black, no gray; so was his long, mixed-up whiskers.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • “This seems to be rather a mixed-up affair, Senhor Alcatrante,” he said.

    The Girl and The Bill

    Bannister Merwin
  • Never in all his life had Bobby known such a mixed-up feeling.

    The Adventures of Bobby Coon Thornton W. Burgess
British Dictionary definitions for mixed-up


in a state of mental confusion; perplexed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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