McCarthy is shambling and sunny, his shirttails as often as not hanging out over his suit pants.
shambling along in oversized suits, his eyes penetrating behind owlish specs, Dunne is now 82.
Then Mr. Wilde told Vance he could go; and he went, shambling like an outcast of the slums.
"to walk with a shuffling gait, walk awkwardly and unsteadily," 1680s, from an adjective meaning "ungainly, awkward" (c.1600), 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. French bancal "bow-legged, wobbly" (of furniture), properly "bench-legged," from banc "bench." The noun meaning "a shambling gait" is from 1828. Related: Shambled; shambling.