verb \ˈkəm-bər\
cum·beredcum·ber·ing \-b(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of CUMBER

transitive verb
archaic :  trouble, harass
a :  to hinder or encumber by being in the way <cumbered with heavy clothing>
b :  to clutter up <rocks cumbering the yard>

Origin of CUMBER

Middle English combren, short for acombren, from Anglo-French acumbrer, encumbrer — more at encumber
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CUMBER



Definition of CUMBER

:  something that cumbers; especially :  hindrance

First Known Use of CUMBER

14th century


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