Word of the Week: Discombobulate


tr.v. dis·com·bob·u·lat·eddis·com·bob·u·lat·ingdis·com·bob·u·lates

To throw into a state of confusion.

As in:
the hecklers pelted the discombobulated speaker with anything that came to hand”;  G.B.Shaw

mid 19th century: probably based on discompose or discomfit

Urban Dictionary says:
Feeling disconnected or unbalanced.
When your mind has a million things running around in it and it makes you act like a fumbling retard.

Why no ‘combobulate’?


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