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wamble

[wom-buh l, -uh l, wam-]
verb (used without object), wam·bled, wam·bling.
  1. to move unsteadily.
  2. to feel nausea.
  3. (of the stomach) to rumble; growl.
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noun
  1. an unsteady or rolling movement.
  2. a feeling of nausea.
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Origin of wamble

1300–50; Middle English wamle, obscurely akin to Norwegian vamla to stagger
Related formswam·bli·ness, nounwam·bly, adjective
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wamble

verb (intr)
  1. to move unsteadily
  2. to twist the body
  3. to feel nausea
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noun
  1. an unsteady movement
  2. a sensation of nausea
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Derived Formswambliness, nounwambly, adjective

Word Origin

C14 wamelen to feel ill, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian vamla to stagger
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