noun, often capitalized bum·ble·dom \ˈbəmbəldəm\

Definition of bumbledom



  1. :  the actions and mannerisms of pompous but inefficient government officials a strain of mild obstinacy exquisitely calculated to infuriate the self-important bumbledom of that time — G. M. Trevelyan

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Origin and Etymology of bumbledom

Bumble, a parish beadle in Oliver Twist + English -dom

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to cast off or become cast off

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