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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. So that the upper or right side is down: turned upside down.
  • adv. In great disorder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Inverted, so that the top is now at the bottom
  • adv. In great disorder
  • adj. Inverted; turned so that the top is at the bottom.
  • adj. Owing more money for something than it is worth; having negative equity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. in such a manner that the part normally pointed upward is pointed downward; same as upsidown and upsodown.
  • n. With the upper part undermost; hence, in confusion; in complete disorder; topsy-turvy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an inverted manner

Etymologies

Alteration of Middle English up so doun, up as if down : up, up; see up + so, as if; see so1 + doun, down; see down1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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