Meaning – Broken; in a state of chaos; not working.
Example – 1) Jack lost all of his work when his computer wenthaywire.
2) The plane’s engine was haywire so we had to drive to Chicago.
Etymology – Literally, ‘haywire’ is what holds a bale of hay (cut grass) together. It frequently breaks, however, and when it does it tends to move very quickly in several directions, like a whip. Now the term is used to describe anything that breaks in a crazy way.
Synonyms – bonkers.
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