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Webster 1913 Edition


Wamble

Wam′ble

,
Verb.
I.
[Cf. Dan.
vamle
, and
vammel
squeamish, ready to vomit, Icel.
væma
to feel nausea,
væminn
nauseous.]
1.
To heave; to be disturbed by nausea; – said of the stomach.
L’Estrange.
2.
To move irregularly to and fro; to roll.

Wam′ble

,
Noun.
Disturbance of the stomach; a feeling of nausea.
Holland.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wamble

WAMBLE

,
Verb.
I.
To be disturbed with nausea; as a wambling stomach. [Vulgar.]

Definition 2021


wamble

wamble

English

Noun

wamble (plural wambles)

  1. (obsolete) Nausea; seething; bubbling; rolling boil.
  2. (dialect) An unsteady walk; a staggering or wobbling.
    • 1887, Thomas Hardy, The Woodlanders, Chapter 11
      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!
  3. A stomach rumble.

Verb

wamble (third-person singular simple present wambles, present participle wambling, simple past and past participle wambled)

  1. (dialect) To feel nauseous, to churn (of stomach).
  2. (dialect) To twist and turn; to wriggle; to roll over.
  3. (dialect) To wobble, to totter, to waver; to walk with an unsteady gait.