Meaning of bimble in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbɪmbl/


informal British no object, with adverbial of direction
  • Walk or travel at a leisurely pace.

    • ‘on Sunday we bimbled around Spitalfields and Brick Lane’
    • ‘In the end, then, we just bimbled about with half hearted plans each day.’
    • ‘Their plane, the 1805, sat on the tarmac for twenty minutes or so, and then bimbled off into the sky a little after 1830.’
    • ‘We arrived early afternoon and, after dumping our bags in our lovely AC controlled room in Chelsea, we bimbled on down to Greenwich for the evening.’
    • ‘We bimbled through the town then had an ice cream near the boating lake before heading back to Burnham Market for a pre-dinner nap.’
    • ‘No time for lunch, so I bimbled over to the old church where the wedding was to be held, and found some other university friends - or rather, acquaintances.’
    • ‘The course was in fine condition and as we bimbled around, the weather was always wet and rainy so my bag cover went on.’
    • ‘I bimbled round all day.’
    • ‘We bimbled up the coast (the skipper's favourite expression) into the lee of some big cliffs that would shelter us, and there we stayed put for the rest of the day.’
    • ‘I bimbled past the ruined nunnery.’
    • ‘The extremely amiable Italian owner/manager bimbles over with a menu.’
    • ‘Two tube journeys later, we found ourselves bimbling around Leicester Square until we eventually found the Prince Charles "art" cinema.’
    • ‘Divers happily bimbling along the outside of the wreck can suddenly find themselves inside the structure should they swim past a large opening.’
    • ‘A couple of weekends a month I would head into the town to stay for a weekend, enjoying the luxuries of running water and icecream, bimbling around the market for useful things to take back to my fieldwork site.’
    • ‘You can just spend the day bimbling about and going to the gym and packing for your weekend away.’
    • ‘He had been bimbling quietly around the Town Hall, setting up a set of easels as a pavement artist.’
    • ‘So, if you are looking for an everyday coupe or convertible to bimble around in, then the Eclipse will do the job.’
    • ‘On the day the traffic down to the course was very busy, but after booking in and arriving on the first tee we found the course pretty quiet and could bimble around at our own speed with nobody around.’
    • ‘Packages safely off, should we go to see one of the many films awaiting our attention, or should we just bimble about until this evening?’
    • ‘A little later on that evening, I bimbled into town to bank the cheque.’
    • ‘When will they leave the ordinary motorist alone to happily bimble along without having to keep one eye on the road and one on the cameras?’
    saunter, amble, wander, meander, ramble, dawdle, promenade, walk, go for a walk, take a walk, potter, roam, traipse, stretch one's legs, get some exercise, get some air, take the air


informal British
  • A leisurely walk or journey.

    • ‘we were enjoying a pleasant bimble over the rocks’
    • ‘Combine sunshine and white sand, long aimless bimbles and brown toes.’
    • ‘We all had a little bimble around Big Chamber Near The Entrance then headed to Gnome Passage where John took a few photos.’
    • ‘Since Tom had done something to his shoulder the day before I downgraded the trip to a "gentle bimble".’
    • ‘The morning started as normal, nice bimble up to Pattaya Country Club.’
    • ‘We went for a bimble in the countryside and that's about it.’
    • ‘The day, as usual, started out fine with the meet at the 60s Bar then a full breakfast and a slow bimble down to Eastern Star as the tee-off was at 10:30.’
    • ‘The drive there would normally be a pleasant bimble around winding country lanes, but is rendered more alarming by the fact that I can't use the clutch properly and my crutches keep sliding off the passenger seat and interfering with the steering wheel.’
    • ‘Let's have a bimble along and examine the attractions.’
    • ‘The two most logical ways to Pikes Crag are the short sharp sprint from Wasdale and the long scenic bimble from Borrowdale.’
    • ‘The article implies that people should take a bimble across a mountain ridge such as Aonach Eagach and then enjoy some good Scottish hospitality.’
    saunter, amble, wander, walk, turn, promenade, airing, breather


1980s probably an alteration of bumble.