[top-see-tur-vee-duh m]


a state of affairs or a region in which everything is topsy-turvy.

Origin of topsy-turvydom

First recorded in 1875–80; topsy-turvy + -dom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for topsy-turvydom

Historical Examples of topsy-turvydom

  • He found himself, according to his ideas, in the land of Topsy-turvydom.

  • It was necessary, Miss Tredgold assured the girls, to have topsy-turvydom before the reign of order could begin.

  • He felt more sentimental than he cared to show, and the topsy-turvydom of the room made him fidgety.


    August Strindberg

  • Not a little perplexed was Cynthia at the topsy-turvydom in which that morning she had found her father's house.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • It would be quite a comedy of Irish topsy-turvydom were it not, in fact, such a disastrous tragedy.

    Ireland Since Parnell

    Daniel Desmond Sheehan