Examples of dégringolade
<the sad dégringolade of the holiday from a solemn day of remembrance to just another excuse to go shopping>
<a sad dégringolade for a theater company that once premiered important American plays>
Origin of dégringolade
French, from dégringoler to tumble down, from Middle French desgringueler, from des- de- + gringueler to tumble, from Middle Dutch crinkelen to make curl, from crinc, cring ring, circle
First Known Use: 1873
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