headlong, disorderly haste; hurry and confusion.
with hurrying and scurrying.
confusedly; in a bustle.
characterized by headlong, disorderly flight or haste.
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How to use hurry-scurry in a sentence
I don't hold with these railways they're talkin' about—all steam and hurry-scurry; it starves the country.'Robbery Under Arms | Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
Small sword and broad sword—staff and stiletto—flankonnade and cannonade—hurry-scurry—right wing and left wing——'The Heroine | Eaton Stannard Barrett
Please do not think that I would dream of giving you any hurry-scurry trouble.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2 | Elizabeth Bisland
The fact of the matter is that the hurry-scurry of modern civilisation is not conducive to artistic work of any description.The Empire of the East | H. B. Montgomery
Then the house was all hurry-scurry, preparing for my new master, Sir Murtagh's younger brother, a dashing young officer.The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV. | Editors: Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
British Dictionary definitions for hurry-scurry
in frantic haste
hasty and disorderly
to rush about in confusion
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