Meaning of willy-nilly

wil•ly-nil•ly

Pronunciation: (wil'ē-nil'ē), [key]
— adv.
  1. in a disorganized or unplanned manner; sloppily.
  2. whether one wishes to or not; willingly or unwillingly: He'll have to do it willy-nilly.
—adj.
  1. shilly-shallying; vacillating.
  2. disorganized, unplanned; sloppy: willy-nilly work.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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