Turkish pronunciation heywayr
Synonyms baler twine
Etymology [ -"wIr ] (adverb or adjective.) 1929. hay + wire
To go haywire possibly originally referred to the tendency of wire spooled under tension and used in the baling of hay to spring into an unmanageable tangle once a piece had been removed from the factory spool, e.g., "he took off the back of his watch, removed a gear and the whole works went haywire" Or a tendency of slap-dash repairs done with scraps of baling wire to fail catastrophically at times of mechanical stress. Perhaps the meaning of haywire-- all in disarray or disrepair-- stems from this expression.