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shambolic

[sham-bol-ik] /ʃæmˈbɒl ɪk/
adjective, Chiefly British Informal.
1.
very disorganized; messy or confused:
I’ve had a shambolic year, the worst ever.
Origin of shambolic
1960-1965
1960-65; alteration of shambles (in the sense “a disordered place”) probably on the model of symbolic
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shambolic

/ʃæmˈbɒlɪk/
adjective
1.
(informal) completely disorganized; chaotic
Word Origin
C20: irregularly formed from shambles
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Word Origin and History for shambolic
adj.

1961, apparently from shamble in the sense "disorder" (see shambles), perhaps on model of symbolic.

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