chumble

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably of imitative origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃʌmb(ə)l/

Verb[edit]

chumble (third-person singular simple present chumbles, present participle chumbling, simple past and past participle chumbled)

  1. To peck at or nibble.
    • 1964: Little dogs (his spaniel’s eyes encountered many) leaped and fawned about her, their sharp neat teeth clogging in the soft candy they chumbled from her gloved hand. — Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like The Sun