wamble

wamble
1. noun
An unsteady walk; a staggering or wobbling.

Fancy her white hands getting redder every day, and her tongue losing its pretty up-country curl in talking, and her bounding walk becoming the regular Hintock shail and wamble!

2. verb
a) To feel nauseous, to churn (of stomach).

She may shail, but shell never wamble.

b) To twist and turn; to wriggle; to roll over.

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  • Wamble — Wam ble, v. i. [Cf. Dan. vamle, and vammel squeamish, ready to vomit, Icel. v[ae]ma to feel nausea, v[ae]minn nauseous.] 1. To heave; to be disturbed by nausea; said of the stomach. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To move irregularly to and fro; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wamble — Wam ble, n. Disturbance of the stomach; a feeling of nausea. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wamble — [wäm′bəl, wäm′əl] vi. wambled, wambling [ME wamlen, akin to Norw vamla, to stagger, Dan vamle, to feel nausea: for IE base see VOMIT] Chiefly Dial. 1. to turn, twist, or roll about 2. to move unsteadily 3. Obs. to be nauseated n. Chiefly Dial …   English World dictionary

  • Wamble-cropped — Wam ble cropped , a. Sick at the stomach; also, crestfallen; dejected. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wamble-cropped — adjective also wamble cropt ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌkräpt Etymology: wamble (II) + crop (stomach) + ed dialect : having a rumbling stomach; also …   Useful english dictionary

  • wamble-cropt — adjective see wamble cropped …   Useful english dictionary

  • wamble — I. intransitive verb (wambled; wambling) Etymology: Middle English wamlen; akin to Danish vamle to become nauseated, Latin vomere to vomit more at vomit Date: 14th century 1. a. to feel nausea b. of a stomach rumble 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wamble — wambliness, n. wambly, adj. /wom beuhl, euhl, wam /, v., wambled, wambling, n. v.i. 1. to move unsteadily. 2. to feel nausea. 3. (of the stomach) to rumble; growl. n. 4. an unsteady or rolling movement. 5. a feeling of nausea. [ …   Universalium

  • wamble — Synonyms and related words: amble, barge, bowl along, bundle, circle, circulate, circumrotate, circumvolute, clump, crank, drag, flounce, foot, footslog, go around, go round, gyrate, gyre, halt, hippety hop, hitch, hobble, hop, jog, jolt, jump,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wamble — n. wobble, roll; upset stomach v. feel nausea, heave, vomit; move irregularly to and from; move in a wobbling or rolling manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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