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September 19, 2022

Word of the Day: Haywire

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Word of the Day : September 19, 2022

haywire \HAY-wyre\ adverb or adjective

What It Means

Haywire means “being out of order or having gone wrong” or “emotionally or mentally upset or out of control.” It is often used in the phrase “go haywire.”

// The company's emailing system went haywire and sent out multiple copies of the advertisement to its subscribers.

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Aired September 19, 2022

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