wamble

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

Definition of wamble

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

wamble

noun

Definition of wamble (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of wamble

Verb

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

Noun

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for wamble

Verb

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

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“Wamble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wamble. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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