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Definition of "hurry-scurry" [hurry-scurry]

  • To move or act with undue hurry and confusion. (verb-intransitive)
  • Confused haste; agitation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hurry-scurry" in a sentence
  • "But just who, in practice, in this hurry-scurry age, has time to heal a soul-sick nation?"
  • "The first Sunday class is almost full, so hurry-scurry!"
  • "Gardens provide a well-needed respite from the hurry-scurry of modern life."