Totter vs Wamble - What's the difference?

totter | wamble |


As nouns the difference between totter and wamble

is that totter is an unsteady movement or gait while wamble is (obsolete) nausea; seething; bubbling; rolling boil.

As verbs the difference between totter and wamble

is that totter is to walk, move or stand unsteadily or falteringly; threatening to fall while wamble is (dialect) to feel nauseous, to churn (of stomach) .

totter

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • an unsteady movement or gait
  • (archaic) A rag and bone man.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To walk, move or stand unsteadily or falteringly; threatening to fall.
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  • (archaic) To collect junk or scrap.
  • Synonyms

    * (move unsteadily) teeter, toddle, sway

    wamble

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Nausea; seething; bubbling; rolling boil.
  • (dialect) An unsteady walk; a staggering or wobbling.
  • * 1887 ,
  • Fancy her white hands getting redder every day, and her tongue losing its pretty up-country curl in talking, and her bounding walk becoming the regular Hintock shail and wamble !
  • A stomach rumble.
  • Verb

  • (dialect) To feel nauseous, to churn (of stomach) .
  • (dialect) To twist and turn; to wriggle; to roll over.
  • (dialect) To wobble, to totter, to waver; to walk with an unsteady gait.
  • * 1887 ,
  • She may shail, but she'll never wamble .