From French titubant, present participle of tituber, from Latin titubāre (“falter”), present active infinitive of titubō.
titubant (comparative more titubant, superlative most titubant)
- stumbling, staggering; with the movement of one who is tipsy
- 1896, Robert Louis Stevenson, Macaire, act i, scene 2 (stage directions)
- To these, by the door L. C., the CURATE and the NOTARY, arm in arm; the latter owl-like and titubant
- 1928, Acta Psychiatrica et Neurologica, volume 3, page 65
- His walk had become titubant.
- 1948, Karl Pearson, Treasury of Human Inheritance: Nervous Diseases and Muscular Dystrophies, page 253
- her feet showed the typical Friedreich's deformity; her speech was drawling and monotonous; her gait was staggering and titubant