from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See bummle.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • What I am about to share with you I call an intellectual bummel, a bummel coming from a German word meaning a journey, long or short, with no specific destination or time of ending.

  • Or perhaps you were on a bummel of the purest nature.

    A Complete Change

  • A bummel, the narrator eventually explains, is "a journey, long or short, without an end; the only thing regulating it being the necessity of getting back within a given time to the point from which one started."

    A Complete Change

  • We had divine days in between, to be sure, when we'd prowl out into the woods around the city, with a picnic lunch, or bummel along the waterfront, ending at a counter we knew, which produced, or the man behind it produced, delectable and cheap clubhouse sandwiches.

    An American Idyll

  • "Na, na, laddie," said Andrew after a pause to listen; "she's mair like ta collie tog when she sees a cat, or maype it's mair like ta bummel-bees among ta heather upo 'ta hills in bonnie Scotland."

    Steve Young

  • _bummel-zugged_ the two hundred and fifty miles or so from Ruhleben to the Dutch frontier, disguised as tourists, with a kit openly bought at

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 8, 1916


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.