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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Definitions for garboil

  1. Archaic. confusion.

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Citations for garboil
I am at your pleasure; dispose of me as you will without further garboil. William T. Vollmann, Argall: The True Story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, 2001
"...I wouldn't mind if she weren't a prominent person of the kind that's always in some sort of garboil. That would mean more trouble, sooner or later…" L. Sprague de Camp, "The Gnarly Man," 1939
Origin of garboil
1540-1550
Garboil hails from the Old Italian garbuglio. It entered English in the mid-1500s.