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wamble

verb wam·ble \ ˈwäm-bəl \

Definition of wamble

wambled; wambling play \ˈwäm-b(ə-)liŋ\
1 a : to feel nausea
b of a stomach : rumble 1
2 : to move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion

Origin and Etymology of wamble

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


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wamble

noun

Definition of wamble

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

First Known Use of wamble

1552

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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