Bumble definition

bŭmbəl
To stumble.
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To speak in a faltering manner.
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To move, act, or proceed clumsily.
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To make a buzzing sound.
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To say (something) in a faltering manner.
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To bungle; botch.

Bumble one's lines in a play.

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To make a humming or droning sound; buzz.
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A humming or droning sound; a buzz.
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To blunder.
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To bungle or botch.
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To act in an inept, clumsy or inexpert manner; to make mistakes.

Spiders build webs and wait for insects to bumble into them.

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(UK, dialect) The bittern.
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(intransitive) To boom, as a bittern; to buzz, as a fly.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bumble
Plural:
bumbles

Origin of bumble

  • Middle English bomblen of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps blend of bungle stumble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Verb: Frequentative of boom and/or bum, equivalent to bum +‎ -le.

    From Wiktionary

  • Onomatopoeia. Compare bungle, jumble, and fumble.

    From Wiktionary

  • Noun: From the verb.

    From Wiktionary