[ om-nuh-sham-buhlz ]

noun,plural om·ni·sham·bles.(used with a singular verb)
  1. Chiefly British Informal. a situation, especially in politics, in which poor judgment results in disorder or chaos with potentially disastrous consequences: Many people think that Brexit created a real omnishambles for Britain.

Origin of omnishambles

2009; omni- + shambles1; first used in the BBC TV series The Thick of It, a political satire

Words Nearby omnishambles Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024