A 19th-century US coinage, probably based on discompose, discomfit, etc. Obsolete variations include discomboberate, discombulate, discombobricate.
- IPA(key): /ˌdɪs.kəmˈbɒb.jəˌleɪt/
discombobulate (third-person singular simple present discombobulates, present participle discombobulating, simple past and past participle discombobulated)
- (transitive, humorous) To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.