wamble

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verb

wam·​ble ˈwäm-bəl How to pronounce wamble (audio)
wambled; wambling ˈwäm-b(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce wamble (audio)

intransitive verb

1
a
: to feel nausea
b
of a stomach : rumble sense 1
2
: to move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion

wamble

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noun

1
: a wambling especially of the stomach
2
: a reeling or staggering gait or movement

Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English wamlen; akin to Danish vamle to become nauseated, Latin vomere to vomit — more at vomit

First Known Use

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wamble was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Wamble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wamble. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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