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jumble

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verb jum·ble \ˈjəm-bəl\

Definition of jumble

jumbled

jumbling

play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move in a confused or disordered manner

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1529


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jumble

noun jum·ble

Definition of jumble

  1. 1 a :  a mass of things mingled together without order or plan :  hodgepodge b :  a state of confusion

  2. 2 British :  articles for a rummage sale

1657

First Known Use of jumble

1657


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jumble

noun jum·ble

Definition of jumble

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

Origin and Etymology of jumble

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1615


JUMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

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jumble

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verb jum·ble \ˈjəm-bəl\

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

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noun jum·ble \ˈjəm-bəl\

Definition of jumble for Students

  1. :  a disorderly mass or pile


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jumble

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verb jum·ble

Definition of jumble for Students

jumbled

jumbling

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



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