jumble

verb
jum·​ble | \ ˈjəm-bəl How to pronounce jumble (audio) \
jumbled; jumbling\ -​b(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce jumbling (audio) \

Definition of jumble

 (Entry 1 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to move in a confused or disordered manner

transitive verb

: to mix into a confused or disordered mass often used with up

jumble

noun (1)

Definition of jumble (Entry 2 of 3)

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

jumble

noun (2)

Definition of jumble (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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Examples of jumble in a Sentence

Verb the contest editor has jumbled the letters of some common words

First Known Use of jumble

Verb

circa 1529, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun (1)

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jumble

Verb

perhaps imitative

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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The first known use of jumble was circa 1529

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“Jumble.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumbled. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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More Definitions for jumble

jumble

verb
How to pronounce jumble (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of jumble

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

jumble

noun
jum·​ble | \ ˈjəm-bəl How to pronounce jumble (audio) \

Kids Definition of jumble

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a disorderly mass or pile

jumble

verb
jumbled; jumbling

Kids Definition of jumble (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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