discombobulate

discombobulate

[dis-kuhm-bob-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), discombobulated, discombobulating.
to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate: The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; fanciful alteration of discompose or discomfort

discombobulation, noun
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discombobulate (ˌdɪskəmˈbɒbjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
informal chiefly (US), (Canadian) (tr) to throw into confusion
 
[C20: probably a whimsical alteration of discompose or discomfit]

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discombobulate
1834, Amer.Eng., fanciful coinage of a type popular then (originally discombobricate). Related: discombobulating; discombobulation.
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discombobulate definition

[dɪskəmˈbɑbjəlet]
  1. tv.
    to confuse or perplex someone. : That kind of discussion discombobulates me something awful.
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