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27 Important Rhyming Reduplications- like “hotch-potch” and their meaning

1.
airy-fairy
foolish idealistic and vague
2.
argy-bargy
noisy quarrelling
3.
dilly-dally
dawdle or vacillate
4.
fuddy-duddy
a person who is very old-fashioned and
pompous
5.
harum-scarum
reckless; impetuous
6.
helter-skelter
in disorderly haste or confusion
7.
hocus-pocus
meaningless talk used to deceive
8.
hotch-potch
a confused mixture
9.
hoity-toity
haughty
10.
hunky-dory
excellent
11.
hurdy-gurdy
a musical instrument with a droning sound
played by turning a handle, with keys worked by the other hand
12.
hurly-burly
boisterous activity
13.
itty-bitty
very small
14.
jiggery-pokery
deceitful or dishonest behaviour
15.
knick-knack
a small object, especially an ornament of
little value
16.
mish-mash
a confused mixture
17.
namby-pamby
lacking courage or vigour
18.
pell-mell
in a confused, rushed or disorderly way
19.
pitter-patter
a sound as of quick light steps or taps
20.
riff-raff
disreputable or undesirable people
21.
roly-poly
round and plump
22.
silly-billy
a silly person
23.
teeny-weeny
very small
24.
tell-tale
revealing or betraying something
25.
tip-top
of the very best; excellent
26.
willy-nilly
without direction or planning, haphazardly
27.
wishy-washy
weak or thin; feeble or insipid



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