shamble

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[ sham-buh l ]
/ ˈʃæm bəl /

verb (used without object), sham·bled, sham·bling.

to walk or go awkwardly; shuffle.

noun

a shambling gait.

Origin of shamble

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1675–85; perhaps short for shamble-legs one that walks wide (i.e., as if straddling), reminiscent of the legs of a shamble1 (in earlier sense “butcher's table”)
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shamble
/ (ˈʃæmbəl) /

verb

(intr) to walk or move along in an awkward or unsteady way

noun

an awkward or unsteady walk

Derived forms of shamble

shambling, adjective, noun

Word Origin for shamble

C17: from shamble (adj) ungainly, perhaps from the phrase shamble legs legs resembling those of a meat vendor's table; see shambles
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