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ramshackle

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adjective ram·shack·le \ˈram-ˌsha-kəl\

Simple Definition of ramshackle

  • : in a very bad condition and needing to be repaired

  • : not carefully made or put together

Full Definition of ramshackle

  1. 1 :  appearing ready to collapse :  rickety

  2. 2 :  carelessly or loosely constructed <a ramshackle plot>

Examples of ramshackle

  1. The movie's ramshackle plot is confusing and not believable.



Origin of ramshackle

alteration of earlier ransackled, from past participle of obsolete ransackle, frequentative of ransack


First Known Use: 1830

Rhymes with ramshackle


RAMSHACKLE Defined for Kids

ramshackle

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adjective ram·shack·le \ˈram-ˌsha-kəl\

Definition of ramshackle

  1. :  ready to fall down <a ramshackle barn>





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