Definition of Jumbies
1. jumby [n] - See also: jumby
Lexicographical Neighbors of Jumbies
jumbies (current term)
Literary usage of Jumbies
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Antigua and the Antiguans: a Full Account of the Colony and Its Inhabitants by Flannigan, Mrs Lanaghan (1844)
"Negroes: superstition—Trials by ordeal—Flower-fence—Bible and key —A way to recover stolen property—Charm to prevent a scolding tongue—jumbies—A night's ..."
2. Crusoe's Island: A Bird-hunter's Story by Frederick Albion Ober (1898)
"... AND THE jumbies. Prostrate with fever—Providence sends a nurse—A mystery explained—My parrot's early life—A case of original sin—A bird of great ..."
3. Adventure Guide Virgin Islands by Lynne M. Sullivan (2006)
"MOCKO jumbies Mocko jumbies are stilt-walkers dressed in colorful costumes who ... Many islanders of African descent love traditional stories of jumbies, ..."
4. Obeah: Witchcraft in the West Indies by Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell (1893)
"Every one has seen a Loupgarou, but jumbies' and ... According to Creoles, some houses, old ones especially, are particularly affected by jumbies, ..."