- The definition of a jumble is a mixed combination of items, or a type of thin, ring shaped, sugared cookie.
- An example of a jumble is a mix of small toys in the middle of a playroom floor.
- An example of a jumble is a circular cookie with lots of sugar.
- Jumble is defined as to confuse something or to mix something up.
An example of jumble is to mix up a bunch of letter tiles before the start of a Scrabble game.
A child lays in a jumble of toys.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French jumel, gemel (Fr jumeau), twin: see
- to mix in a confused, disorderly heap
- to confuse mentally
Origin: ? blend of jump plush tumble
- a confused mixture or heap
- a muddle
- Brit. rummage salein full jumble sale
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verb jum·bled, jum·bling, jum·bles verb, transitive
- To mix in a confused way; throw together carelessly: jumble socks in a heap.
- To muddle; confuse: The rapid-fire questioning jumbled the witness's thoughts.
- A confused or disordered mass: a jumble of paper scraps.
- A disordered state; a muddle: receipts in a jumble.
Origin: Origin unknown.