Simple Definition of dumbbell
: a short bar with weights at the ends that is used to make muscles stronger
: a stupid or foolish person
Full Definition of dumbbell
1 : a short bar with weights at each end that is used usually in pairs for exercise
2 : a stupid person : dummy
Examples of dumbbell in a sentence
I feel like a dumbbell for making such a stupid mistake.
<if we don't give him a shove, the poor dumbbell never will propose to her>
First Known Use of dumbbell
Rhymes with dumbbell
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