- Present participle of fumble.
- An instance of clumsiness, especially of the hands or fingers.
Variant of fumble
transitive verbfumbled, fumbling
- to search (for a thing) by feeling about awkwardly with the hands; grope clumsily
- to handle (a thing) clumsily or unskillfully; bungle
- to lose one's grasp on (a football, etc.) while trying to catch or hold it
- to make (one's way) clumsily or by groping
Origin of fumblevariant, variety of Middle English famelen, probably ; from Old Norse famla, akin to Dutch fommeln, German fummeln
- the act or fact of fumbling
- a football, etc. that has been fumbled