garboil

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noun gar·boil \ˈgär-ˌbȯi(-ə)l\

Definition of garboil

archaic

  1. :  a confused disordered state :  turmoil

Origin and Etymology of garboil

Middle French garbouil, from Old Italian garbuglio


First Known Use: 1548

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