jumble

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IPA(key): /dʒʌmbəl/

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    Rhymes: -ʌmbəl

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English jumbelen, alteration of jumbren, jombren, a variant of jumpren, frequentative of jumpen (to jump), equal to jump +‎ -le. More at jumber, jump, jumper.

Verb[edit]

jumble (third-person singular simple present jumbles, present participle jumbling, simple past and past participle jumbled)

  1. (transitive) To mix or confuse.
    • Burton
      Why dost thou blend and jumble such inconsistencies together?
    • Tennyson
      Every clime and age jumbled together.
  2. (intransitive) To meet or unite in a confused way.
    I tried to study, but in my half-awake state, all of the concepts seemed to jumble together.
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Noun[edit]

jumble (plural jumbles)

  1. A mixture of unrelated things.
  2. (Britain) Items for a rummage sale.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

jumble (plural jumbles)

  1. (archaic) A small, thin, sugared cake, usually ring-shaped.