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adverb     willy-nilly pronunciation in American English
/ˌwɪli ˈnɪli/
  1. 1
    in a careless way, without planning

    They can’t just spend money willy-nilly.

    Books lay scattered through the house willy-nilly.

  2. 2
    if something happens willy-nilly, it happens whether you want it to or not

    The dancers found themselves carried along willy-nilly by the music.

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