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bumble (v.)

"to flounder, blunder," 1530s, probably of imitative origin. Related: Bumbled; bumbler; bumbling. Bumble-puppy (1801) was a name for various outdoor sports and games.

Bumble

"self-important petty official," 1856, from the name of the fussy, pompous, stupid beadle in Dickens' "Oliver Twist." Related: Bumbledom.

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Definitions of bumble from WordNet

bumble (v.)
make a mess of, destroy or ruin;
Synonyms: botch / bodge / fumble / botch up / muff / blow / flub / screw up / ball up / spoil / muck up / bungle / fluff / bollix / bollix up / bollocks / bollocks up / bobble / mishandle / louse up / foul up / mess up / fuck up
bumble (v.)
walk unsteadily;
Synonyms: stumble / falter
bumble (v.)
speak haltingly;
Synonyms: stutter / stammer / falter
From wordnet.princeton.edu