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 : appearing ready to collapse : rickety
2 : carelessly or loosely constructed <a ramshackle plot>
Examples of ramshackle
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
RAMSHACKLE Defined for Kids
Definition of ramshackle
: ready to fall down <a ramshackle barn>
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