1. in a jumbled, confused, or disorderly manner; helter-skelter
"They picked up the trash scattered higgledy-piggledy across the floor after the party."
"She acted all higgledy-piggledy after the soccer ball hit her in the head so we took her to the emergency room."
Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"'confusedly, hurriedly,' 1590s, a 'vocal gesture' [OED] probably formed from pig and the animal's suggestions of mess and disorder. Reduplications in the h-/p- pattern are common (e.g. hanky-panky, hocus-pocus, hinch(y)-pinch(y), an obsolete children's game, attested from c.1600)."