Skimble-scamble
Skimble-scamble Skim"ble-scam`ble, a. [A reduplication of scamble.] Rambling; disorderly; unconnected. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Such a deal of skimble-scamble stuff. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • skimble-scamble — [skim′bəl skam΄bəl, skim′əl skam΄əl] adj. rambling, incoherent, nonsensical, etc …   English World dictionary

  • skimble-scamble — /skim beuhl skam beuhl; skim euhl skam euhl/, adj. rambling; confused; nonsensical: a skimble scamble explanation. Also, skimble skamble. [1590 1600; gradational redupl. of dial. scamble to struggle, trample] * * * …   Universalium

  • skimble-scamble — /skim beuhl skam beuhl; skim euhl skam euhl/, adj. rambling; confused; nonsensical: a skimble scamble explanation. Also, skimble skamble. [1590 1600; gradational redupl. of dial. scamble to struggle, trample] …   Useful english dictionary

  • skimble-scamble — disconnected, confused …   English contemporary dictionary

  • skimble-scamble —   a. archaic, rambling; jumbled …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • skimble-skamble — I. |skim(b)əl|skam(b)əl adjective Etymology: reduplication of scamble (I) : rambling, unconnected, senseless such a deal of skimble skamble stuff as puts me from my f …   Useful english dictionary

  • skimble-skamble — adjective Etymology: reduplication of English dialect scamble to stumble along Date: 1596 rambling and confused ; senseless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scimble-scamble — obs. f. skimble skamble …   Useful english dictionary

  • skim|ble-scam|ble — skim|ble skam|ble or skim|ble scam|ble «SKIHM buhl SKAM buhl, SKIHM uhl SKAM uhl», adjective, noun. Archaic. –adj. rambling; confused; silly: »Such a deal of skimble scamble stuff, as puts me from my faith (Shakespeare). –n. nonsense; gabble …   Useful english dictionary

  • skim|ble-skam|ble — or skim|ble scam|ble «SKIHM buhl SKAM buhl, SKIHM uhl SKAM uhl», adjective, noun. Archaic. –adj. rambling; confused; silly: »Such a deal of skimble scamble stuff, as puts me from my faith (Shakespeare). –n. nonsense; gabble …   Useful english dictionary

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