Examples from the Web for helter-skelter
It was a helter-skelter game that made no pattern but provided a lot of fun and screaming.The Fourth R|George Oliver Smith
As she remembered now, on her way downstairs that night she had met him coming up; Mr. Mapy was running, helter-skelter too.Rich Man, Poor Man|Maximilian Foster
On our side was Worldiness running up and down, helter-skelter; on the other, the repose of Kismet.From sketch-book and diary|Elizabeth Butler
This gallop is a fine bit of helter-skelter, over ice brilliant as glass.
In helter-skelter style but with great speed, one boat after another was lowered away and filled with armed pirates.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
British Dictionary definitions for helter-skelter
Word Origin for helter-skelter
Word Origin and History for helter-skelter
also helter skelter, 1590s, perhaps from skelte "to hasten, scatter hurriedly," with the first element there merely for the sake of rhyme. As an adjective from 1785.