Definition of shamble in English:
verb[no object, with adverbial of direction]
- Here we are shambling and wounded and lonely at the end of the world.
- After the short ceremony, these loutish tourists shambled off in their jeans and high nuisance-factor anoraks.
- Josh Davis has just shambled on to the stage, pottering about and digging through a tatty backpack for cartridges and CDs.
noun[in singular] Back to top
- Fans are used to Young's laid-back stage presence, the hunched shoulders, eyes often masked by cap or hat, the trademark shamble and lurch.
- After two minutes of stumbling, the song switches gears, grinding against itself before going for a brief jaunt, and then concluding with a reprisal of the introductory shamble.
- It began its slow shamble towards the car, ignoring the headlights that cut through the fog in front of it and shone in its eyes.
Late 16th century: probably from dialect shamble 'ungainly', perhaps from the phrase shamble legs, with reference to the legs of trestle tables (such as would be used in a meat market: see shambles).
- Example sentences
- There I found Hungarian family entertainment at its height at the shambly 19th century Szechenyi baths.
Words that rhyme with shambleamble, bramble, Campbell, gamble, gambol, ramble, scramble
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