[wom-buh l, -uh l, wam-]
- to move unsteadily.
- to feel nausea.
- (of the stomach) to rumble; growl.
- an unsteady or rolling movement.
- a feeling of nausea.
Origin of wamble
1300–50; Middle English wamle, obscurely akin to Norwegian vamla to stagger
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No wonder, Master Ephraim, thy entrails are moved and wamble.Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare
Walter Savage Landor
For instance, the Wimble lived next door to the Wamble, and each one had printed in the window a very curious legend.The Zankiwank and The Bletherwitch
S. J. Adair Fitzgerald
After the same manner may you make two or three egges by a little practice to wamble one after another.
Here's a fine blade, now, and a musket—give me a harquebus; I could shoot once, but my arm is all of a wamble now.With Drake on the Spanish Main
Wamble was a wagon-maker, and he made two or three wagons which usually took about six months.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States
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- to move unsteadily
- to twist the body
- to feel nausea
- an unsteady movement
- a sensation of nausea
C14 wamelen to feel ill, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian vamla to stagger
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