1834 US, fanciful variant of discompose, discomfit, etc., originally 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.
- ^ “discombobulate”, in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.