adjective \ˈtəm-bəl-ˈdan\

of a building : in bad condition : ready to fall down

Full Definition of TUMBLEDOWN

:  dilapidated, ramshackle <a tumbledown house at the edge of town — Sherwood Anderson>

Examples of TUMBLEDOWN

  1. <lived alone on a tumbledown farm that had seen better days>

First Known Use of TUMBLEDOWN



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