garboil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n garboil a state of commotion and noise and confusion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Garboil Tumult; disturbance; disorder.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n garboil Tumult; uproar; disorder; disturbance; commotion.
    • garboil To throw into confusion or disorder; cause a tumult or disturbance in.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Garboil gär′boil (Shak.) disorder, uproar.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. garbouil,; cf. Sp. garbullo, It. garbuglio,; of uncertain origin; the last part is perh. fr. L. bullire, to boil, E. boil,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. garbouil—It. garbuglio, conn. with L. bullīre, to boil.