dumbbell

noun dumb·bell \ ˈdəm-ˌbel \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

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

  1. I feel like a dumbbell for making such a stupid mistake.

  2. if we don't give him a shove, the poor dumbbell never will propose to her

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First Known Use of dumbbell

1785

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DUMBBELL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of dumbbell for English Language Learners

  • : a short bar with weights at the ends that is used to make muscles stronger

  • : a stupid or foolish person



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