[ ahr-see-vahr-see ]
/ ˈɑr siˈvɑr si /
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wrong end foremost; completely backward: an arsy-varsy way of doing things.
in a backward or thoroughly mixed-up fashion: The papers are all filed arsy-varsy.
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Also ar·sy·ver·sy [ahr-see-vur-see]. /ˈɑr siˈvɜr si/.
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At first 't was mighty fine for Tom; he'd nought to do and good pay for it; but by-and-by things began to grow vicey-varsy.More English Fairy Tales|Various