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Mar 9, 2012
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shambolic

PRONUNCIATION:
(sham-BOL-ik)

MEANING:
adjective: Chaotic, disorganized, or confused.

ETYMOLOGY:
From shambles (a state of disorder). Earliest documented use: 1970.

USAGE:
"Music critic Glenn A Baker says Whitney Houston's shambolic tour of Australia in 2010 highlighted her personal struggles."
Whitney Houston's death 'tragic, but no surprise'; The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Feb 12, 2012.

See more usage examples of shambolic in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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