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jumble

verb jum·ble \ ˈjəm-bəl \

Definition of jumble

jumbled; jumbling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
:to move in a confused or disordered manner
transitive verb
:to mix into a confused or disordered mass often used with up

Examples of jumble in a Sentence

  1. the contest editor has jumbled the letters of some common words

Origin and Etymology of jumble

perhaps imitative

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jumble

noun

Definition of jumble

1 a :a mass of things mingled together without order or plan :hodgepodge
b :a state of confusion
2 British :articles for a rummage sale

First Known Use of jumble

1657


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jumble

noun

Definition of jumble

:a small thin usually ring-shaped sugared cookie or cake

Origin and Etymology of jumble

origin unknown

JUMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

jumble

verb

Definition of jumble for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (things) to be mixed together in a way that is not neat or orderly


JUMBLE Defined for Kids

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jumble

noun jum·ble \ ˈjəm-bəl \

Definition of jumble for Students

:a disorderly mass or pile

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jumble

verb

Definition of jumble for Students

jumbled; jumbling
:to mix in a confused mass He dropped and jumbled the papers.


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