tumble-down

[ tuhm-buhl-doun ]
/ ˈtʌm bəlˌdaʊn /

adjective

dilapidated; ruined; rundown: He lived in a tumble-down shack.

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Origin of tumble-down

First recorded in 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for tumble-down

tumbledown
/ (ˈtʌmbəlˌdaʊn) /

adjective

falling to pieces; dilapidated; crumbling
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