adjective tum·ble·down \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

TUMBLEDOWN Defined for Kids


adjective tum·ble·down \ˈtəm-bəl-ˌdan\

Definition of TUMBLEDOWN for Kids

:  dilapidated <a tumbledown old house>


Next Word in the Dictionary: tumble dryPrevious Word in the Dictionary: tumble cartAll Words Near: tumbledown
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears