titubate

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • v. To stumble; trip; stagger; reel; rock or roll.

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Note

This word comes from the Latin ‘titubare,’ to stagger, totter. The name 'Tituba,' most famously associated with a 17th-century slave who was one of the first accused during the Salem witch trials, either comes from a Yoruba word meaning ‘endless,’ or the Spanish ‘titubear,’ to stammer.

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