transitive verb mis·gug·gle \(ˈ)mis¦gəgəl, -i¦skə-\

Definition of misguggle


  1. :  to handle roughly or clumsily :  maul, mar, bungle

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Origin and Etymology of misguggle

1mis- + Scots guggle, gruggle to crumple, rumple, probably from Dutch kreukelen, from Middle Dutch krokelen, from kroke wrinkle, fold; akin to Old English crycc crutch — more at crutch

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capable of being understood in two ways

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