meaning of bumble

bumble meaning in General Dictionary

to bungle an activity

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  • to act ineptly or without obvious knowledge of just what one is performing to blunder to stumble about sometimes used in combination with around
  • to create a hollow or humming sound like this of a bumblebee to buzz to cry as a bittern
  • The bittern
  • make chaos of, destroy or destroy
  • walk unsteadily
  • speak haltingly
  • The bittern.
  • to create a hollow or humming noise, like this of a bumblebee; to cry as a bittern.

bumble meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"to flounder, blunder," 1530s, probably of imitative beginning. Associated: Bumbled; bumbler; bumbling.

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  • "self-important petty authoritative," 1856, through the name of fussy, pompous, stupid beadle in Dickens' "Oliver Twist."

bumble meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The bittern.

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  • (v. i.) to help make a hollow or humming sound, that way of a bumblebee; to cry as a bittern.