Origin and Etymology of shambles
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
SHAMBLES Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shambles for English Language Learners
: a place or state in which there is great confusion, disorder, or destruction
SHAMBLES Defined for Kids
Definition of shambles for Students
- After the party, the house was a shambles.
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