fimble

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From a dialectal variant of fumble.

Verb[edit]

fimble (third-person singular simple present fimbles, present participle fimbling, simple past and past participle fimbled)

  1. (intransitive, dialectal) To fumble; do (anything) imperfectly or irresolutely

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch femele, fimele (cannabis brevior), from fimelen ("to tease: flax, hemp, wool, etc."; also, "to move quickly, fiddle, play, trifle"; > Dutch fijmelen, femelen), related to Middle Low German fimmelen, fimmeren (to grope about), German fimmeln (to grope; fumble), West Frisian fimelje (to pick; fiddle' trifle), English fimble (to fumble).

Alternative etymology derived Middle Dutch femele from French (chanvre) femelle (female (hemp)).

Noun[edit]

fimble (plural fimbles)

  1. the male hemp plant

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