garboil

[ gahr-boil ]
/ ˈgɑr bɔɪl /
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noun Archaic.


Nearby words

  1. garbled,
  2. garbo,
  3. garbo, greta,
  4. garboard,
  5. garboard strake,
  6. garbology,
  7. garcia,
  8. garcilaso de la vega,
  9. garcon,
  10. garcía lorca

Origin of garboil

1540–50; < Middle French garbouil < Old Italian garbuglio

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Examples from the Web for garboil

  • Garboil, a tumult or hubbub, was originally garboyl, and came from old French garbouil (Italian garbuglio).

    English Past and Present|Richard Chevenix Trench
  • And even had he done so it is odds none would have heard him, for the late calm was of a sudden turned to garboil.

    Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for garboil

garboil

/ (ˈɡɑːbɔɪl) /

noun

archaic confusion or disturbance; uproar

Word Origin for garboil

C16: from Old French garbouil, from Old Italian garbuglio, ultimately from Latin bullīre to boil, hence, seethe with indignation

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