[ mikst-uhp ]
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  1. completely confused or emotionally unstable: a mixed-up teenager.

Origin of mixed-up

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby mixed-up

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How to use mixed-up in a sentence

  • "I'm not proud," replied Davy, provoked at being mixed up with Gobobbles in this way.

    Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
  • I say "we," because another is mixed up in this business even more seriously than the Kaiser.

    First Plays | A. A. Milne
  • This type may be said to be mixed up and continued with more or less persistency to the last, and of this Fig.

    Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
  • They were also the only fêtes I saw here which were not mixed up with religious solemnities.

  • In fact, he got that girl and little, freckled Henrietta Haney rather mixed up in his mind.

British Dictionary definitions for mixed-up


  1. in a state of mental confusion; perplexed

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