Sham bling


2 [sham-buhl]
verb (used without object), shambled, shambling.
to walk or go awkwardly; shuffle.
a shambling gait.

1675–85; perhaps short for shamble-legs one that walks wide (i.e., as if straddling), reminiscent of the legs of a shamble1 (in earlier sense “butcher's table”) Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
shamble (ˈʃæmbəl)
1.  (intr) to walk or move along in an awkward or unsteady way
2.  an awkward or unsteady walk
[C17: from shamble (adj) ungainly, perhaps from the phrase shamble legs legs resembling those of a meat vendor's table; see shambles]
adj, —n

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Word Origin & History

"to walk with a shuffling gait," 1681, from an adj. meaning "ungainly, awkward" (1607), from shamble (n.) "table, bench" (see shambles) perhaps on the notion of the splayed legs of bench, or the way a worker sits astride it. Cf. Fr. bancal "bow-legged, wobbly" (of furniture),
prop. "bench-legged," from banc "bench."
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