from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of bumble.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bumble.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rushes.
  • A kind of blinkers.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Now, the little Hoosier who was looking after the interests of one of the street railroad companies had broken up enough "bumbles '" nests in his boyhood to know something about the law of shrinkages, and, as he had been in the house building business for several years, was fairly familiar with the general habits of plumbers.

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  • I dont think one year of the Democrats bumbles will anger people as much as the eight years of the Republican trashing of our country.

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  • "Nah," is all I got from the indifferent, long-haired kid in skinny jeans and a hoodie, when I asked him whether he had seen the show where his 16-year-old doppelganger displays an impressive porn addiction and bumbles through a quest to "park his Chevy" in a girl's garage.

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  • As Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien stumbles and bumbles his way to what might prove to be his personal finish line -- his criminal trial in May on charges of influence-peddling -- he's now in the news again over an up-coming military trade show coming to our town on May 27.

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  • "You look hot enough to cook a pizza on — er, in," Clive bumbles, before naturally picking up the wrong hotel room key, so he's lying in naked wait for a complete stranger as he pops his cork.

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  • And if, by chance, you need a guide, you might chance to follow a certain blanched-bumed bee hide ... as it bumbles, and as you stumble, from one good intention to the next.

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  • When Martin's Clouseau is on the case, the joke is that the supposedly smarter people in the room are missing the clues Clouseau finds because they are too focused on his stumbles and bumbles.

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  • Hastings bumbles along and occasionally has a real gem of an idea.

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  • Her failure had nothing to do with campaign bumbles, policy stumbles, or voter rejection.

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  • When a cheery guy named Isaac bumbles in, he's whacked in the head with a shovel.

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