[ skim-buhl-skam-buhl; skim-uhl-skam-uhl ]
/ ˈskɪm bəlˌskæm bəl; ˈskɪm əlˌskæm əl /
rambling; confused; nonsensical: a skimble-scamble explanation.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of skimble-scamble
First recorded in 1590–1600; gradational reduplication of dial. scamble to struggle, trample
Words nearby skimble-scamble
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British Dictionary definitions for skimble-scamble
/ (ˈskɪmbəlˈskæmbəl) archaic /
Word Origin for skimble-scamble
C16: whimsical formation based on dialect scamble to struggle
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