intransitive verb-·bled, -·bling
- to turn, twist, or roll about
- to move unsteadily
- Obs. to be nauseated
Origin of wambleMiddle English wamlen, akin to Norwegian vamla, to stagger, Danish vamle, to feel nausea: for Indo-European base see vomit
- an unsteady movement
- a sensation of nausea
intransitive verbwam·bled, wam·bling, wam·bles
- To move in a weaving, wobbling, or rolling manner.
- To turn or roll. Used of the stomach.
- A wobble or roll.
- An upset stomach.
Origin of wambleMiddle English wamelen to feel nausea ; see wemə- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present wambles, present participle wambling, simple past and past participle wambled)
Unknown, but possibly related to Latin vomere (to vomit), to Norwegian vamla (to stagger), and to Old Norse vÄma (vomit).