skimble-skamble

adjective

skim·​ble-skam·​ble ˌskim-bəl-ˈskam-bəl How to pronounce skimble-skamble (audio)
: rambling and confused : senseless

Word History

Etymology

reduplication of English dialect scamble to stumble along

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of skimble-skamble was in 1596

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“Skimble-skamble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skimble-skamble. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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