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Shambly

adjective; zero derivation new usage
1.(Of a person) looking disarrayed, messed up, intoxicated with alcohol 2.(Of a person) in a stressful period of time The –ly suffix after a clipped form of the noun shambles indicates that this is an adjective describing something that is in a shambles-like state. The word has been used to describe a ramshackle building or an award-looking person, but the more recent and metaphorical use of this word to describe a person aligns more with the former one.
 
“NOD is this Saturday, right? So if they show up all shambly on Sunday, we might have a chance to beat them.”
Etymology : From shamble ( In English, sense evolved from "place where meat is sold" to "slaughterhouse" (1540s), then figuratively "place of butchery" (1590s), and generally "confusion, mess" (1901, usually in plural).)
Source : Conversation with friend Oct. 2016
Last modified: 3 December 2016


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