shambly

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Etymology[edit]

shamble +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

shambly (comparative more shambly, superlative most shambly)

  1. Shambling; not coordinated or graceful; clumsy.
    • 2007 January 6, Ben Ratliff, “A Little Folk, a Little Rock and a Lot of Minimalism”, in New York Times[1]:
      For now it’s a shambly, spooked quartet, not quite folk and not quite rock, and as such it played with the bassist Brad Truax and the drummer Jim White on Thursday night at the Mercury Lounge.

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