Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
GABBLE, v. To do something clumsily, make a poor job of something, esp. of sewing or knitting (Fif. 1953).[Appar. a voiced variant of *cabble, a Sc. form of Eng. cobble. See P.L.D. § 54 and cf. Garble, Gorble, v.3]
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