discombobulate

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Etymology[edit]

1834 US, fanciful variant of discompose, discomfit, etc., originally discombobricate.[1]

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  • IPA(key): /ˌdɪs.kəmˈbɒb.jəˌleɪt/
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discombobulate (third-person singular simple present discombobulates, present participle discombobulating, simple past and past participle discombobulated)

  1. (transitive, humorous) To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.

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  1. ^ discombobulate” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).