[skim-buh l-skam-buh l; skim-uh l-skam-uh l]
- rambling; confused; nonsensical: a skimble-scamble explanation.
Origin of skimble-scamble
First recorded in 1590–1600; gradational reduplication of dial. scamble to struggle, trample
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- rambling; confused
- meaningless discourse
C16: whimsical formation based on dialect scamble to struggle