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Princeton's WordNet

  1. staggers, blind staggersnoun

    a disease of the central nervous system affecting especially horses and cattle; characterized by an unsteady swaying gait and frequent falling


  1. staggersnoun

    any of various diseases of animals that affects the nervous system, characterized by a lack of control of the limbs

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Staggersnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    His horse past cure of the fives, stark spoil’d with the staggers. William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew.

    I will throw thee from my care for ever
    Into the staggers, and the careless lapse
    Of youth and ignorance. William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well.


  1. staggers

    Staggers refers to a condition where one walks or moves unsteadily, almost falling due to reasons such as illness, intoxication, or overwhelming emotions. It can also refer to an irregular or uneven course, rate, or progress in something. Additionally, in veterinary medicine, "staggers" is a term used to describe various diseases in animals characterized by loss of coordination and balance.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Staggers is ranked #16798 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Staggers surname appeared 1,700 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Staggers.

    63.2% or 1,076 total occurrences were Black.
    32.1% or 547 total occurrences were White.
    2% or 35 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.8% or 31 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of staggers in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of staggers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of staggers in a Sentence

  1. Tom Andrews:

    It staggers the imagination as to what will be happening just really over the next few days, this thing is out of control, this is a complete catastrophe. The entire health care system is in shambles. The number of people being infected is just going through the roof, and no one trusts this junta to provide them with information or health care or vaccines that they need to confront this pandemic.

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    irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn
    A flabby
    B lacerate
    C naiant
    D lank

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