Pronunciation: (pel'mel'),[key] —adv. 1. in disorderly, headlong haste; in a recklessly hurried manner.
2. in a confused or jumbled mass, crowd, manner, etc.: The crowd rushed pell-mell into the store when the doors opened.
—adj. 1. indiscriminate; disorderly; confused: a pell-mell dash after someone. 2. overhasty or precipitate; rash: pell-mell spending.
—n. 1. a confused or jumbled mass, crowd, etc.
2. disorderly, headlong haste. Also,pell'mell'.