discombobulate


dis·com·bob·u·late

verb \ˌdis-kəm-ˈbä-b(y)ə-ˌlāt\
dis·com·bob·u·lat·eddis·com·bob·u·lat·ing

Definition of DISCOMBOBULATE

transitive verb
:  upset, confuse <inventing cool new ways to discombobulate the old order — Kurt Andersen>
dis·com·bob·u·la·tion \-ˌbä-b(y)ə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

Examples of DISCOMBOBULATE

  1. <our grandmother seems a bit discombobulated by all of this birthday fuss>

Origin of DISCOMBOBULATE

probably alteration of discompose
First Known Use: circa 1916

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