verb (used without object), sham·bled, sham·bling.
Origin of shamble2
Examples from the Web for shambling
Then Mr. Wilde told Vance he could go; and he went, shambling like an outcast of the slums.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take a look at film footage of the shambling old geezers: even the very youngest of them was a doddery old 61!Don’t Call It a Frum-Back: What’s Changed After Three Months Away|David Frum|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
McCarthy is shambling and sunny, his shirttails as often as not hanging out over his suit pants.
Shambling along in oversized suits, his eyes penetrating behind owlish specs, Dunne is now 82.
Other guests were harboured by that hospitable sward, shambling, downcast lice of the town.Rest Harrow|Maurice Hewlett
Those mountains--how different from the shambling Irish hills from whence I have come!Memoirs of My Dead Life|George Moore
Upon this shambling general the Duke of Buckingham wrote one of his latest lampoons.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
He stooped considerably, and moved along with a shambling gait.The Bible in Spain|George Borrow
Shambling grotesquely, but picking his way above the slime as delicately as a cat, he kept on for perhaps a hundred yards.Neighbors Unknown|Charles G. D. Roberts
Word Origin for shamble
"to walk with a shuffling gait, walk awkwardly and unsteadily," 1680s, from an adjective meaning "ungainly, awkward" (c.1600), from shamble (n.) "table, bench" (see shambles), perhaps on the notion of the splayed legs of bench, or the way a worker sits astride it. Cf. French bancal "bow-legged, wobbly" (of furniture), properly "bench-legged," from banc "bench." The noun meaning "a shambling gait" is from 1828. Related: Shambled; shambling.