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ramshackle

Saltos de línea: ram|shackle
Pronunciación: /ˈramʃak(ə)l
 
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Definición de ramshackle en inglés:

adjetivo

(Especially of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair: a ramshackle cottage
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The action of the play takes place in a remote ramshackle beach house built on sand dunes.
  • When I was a small child, we lived in a ramshackle house with an old pressed tin roof.
  • Off to one side was a gray, derelict, ramshackle house that looked ready to fall down.
Sinónimos
informal shambly, geriatric
North American informal shacky

Origen

early 19th century (originally dialect in the sense 'irregular, disorderly'): alteration of earlier ramshackled, altered form of obsolete ransackled 'ransacked'.

More
  • A shaky building or a car with its bumper tied on with string might be called ramshackle, but it has nothing to do with rams or shackles. The word was originally a dialect term meaning ‘irregular, disorderly’, and is related to ransack.

Words that rhyme with ramshackle

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