intransitive verb-·bled, -·bling
to walk in a lazy or clumsy manner, barely lifting the feet; shuffle
Origin of shamblefrom obsolete adjective shamble, in shamble legs, probably from shambles, in obsolete sense, “stool, bench”
a shambling walk
intransitive verbsham·bled, sham·bling, sham·bles
To walk in an awkward, lazy, or unsteady manner, shuffling the feet.
A shuffling gait.
Origin of shambleProbably from obsolete shamble awkward, ungainly from Middle English schamil butcher's table ; see shambles .
(third-person singular simple present shambles, present participle shambling, simple past and past participle shambled)