Definition of Bumbler

1. Noun. Someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence.




Definition of Bumbler

1. Noun. Someone who bumbles; a stumbler or blunderer. ¹

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Definition of Bumbler

1. one that bumbles [n -S] - See also: bumbles

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bumbler

bumbazed
bumbazes
bumbazing
bumbershoot
bumbershoots
bumble
bumble-bee
bumble-bees
bumblebee
bumblebees
bumbleberry pie
bumbleberry pies
bumbled
bumbledom
bumbledoms
bumbler (current term)
bumblers
bumbles
bumbling
bumblingly
bumblings
bumbo
bumboat
bumboats
bumboo
bumbos
bumelias
bumetanide
bumf

Literary usage of Bumbler

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1. Cecil Rhodes: His Political Life and Speeches, 1881-1900 by Vindex (F. Verschoyle), F. Verschoyle, Vindex (1900)
"Why he was called “the bumbler” I hardly know, but I think Mr. Merriman must have ... At all events, he has remained “the bumbler” down to the present day. ..."

2. Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain by John Ruskin (1875)
"A humble or bumble bee is there called a ' bumbler.' To bumble in Durham means to go buzzing about; a fussy man would be called a great bumbler. ..."

3. Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women by Thomas Young Crowell (1885)
"Say, should the philosophic mind disdain That good which makes each bumbler bosom vain? , Let school-taught pride dissemble all it can, These little things ..."

4. The Old Virginia Gentleman: And Other Sketches by George William Bagby (1910)
"For my part, I hope the bridge will never be mended, but stay just as it is until the bumbler-bees—humble- bees? not any, I thank you—I speak Virginian, ..."

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