Definition of bumble:
mire, waste, despoil, drift, violate, swash, bodge, deflower, bollix, baffle, cosset, plunder, shuffle, rumple, burn out, fumble, ruffle, impair, tout, mess up, shove along, shoot a line, stagger, boast, cross, stutter, go down on, heat up, mollycoddle, louse up, shove off, babble, fluff, corrupt, blunder, falter, bollix up, pamper, thwart, sputter, cocker, scotch, foul up, stumble, ball up, blow, bungle, bilk, float, mud, totter, teeter, stammer, bobble, gas, botch, gabble, waffle, ability, toddle, flub, brag, vitiate, squander, muddle, fellate, misconduct, fudge, equivocate, mess, fuck up, bollocks up, vaunt, blow out, mumble, tease, muck up, ruffle up, reel, featherbed, muck, frustrate, burble, mar, waver, hit, baby, bluster, mismanage, slur, slip up, gibber, itch, bollocks, rape, coddle, hot up, trip up, move, foil, suck, go bad, hobble, botch up, gasconade, mishandle, muff, flounder, spoil, limp, screw up, be adrift, thrive, grope, wobble, indulge, trip.
- "Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life", Ann S. Stephens.
I should not like to say how many more clubs this man would have started had he been given the opportunity, but he was sent down at the end of his second year, and I have met him since in Florence wearing a Bumble- Bee tie and Oddfish ribbon round his straw- hat.- "Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate", Charles Turley.
No. 2 was in a lace envelope- cucumber- colored paper, and was perfumed with something that smelt like bumble- bees; handwriting very delicately illegible, proving that it came from a lady- spelling very bad, showing that it came from a fashionable lady- poetry very unfamiliar, commencing " come rest in this" the next word looked like " boots," but that didn't seem to make sense- concluded it must be " barn- yard" as it went on to say " though the herd have fled from thee, thy home is still here."- "Doesticks, What He Says", Q. K. Philander Doesticks.