Main definitions of drumble in English

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drumble1

(also drummil)

noun

rare, dialectBritish, Midlands English
  • A sluggish, slow-witted, or unintelligent person; a dullard. Formerly also: †a worn-out or slow-moving horse or draught animal (obsolete).

Origin

Mid 16th century. Origin uncertain.

Pronunciation

drumble

/ˈdrʌmbl/

Main definitions of drumble in English

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drumble2

noun

dialectBritish, Midlands English
  • A (usually wooded) hollow, dell, or gully; a dingle.

Origin

Mid 18th century. Apparently a variant or alteration of dimble. Perhaps compare also dingle.

Pronunciation

drumble

/ˈdrʌmbl/

Main definitions of drumble in English

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drumble3

verb

rare
  • no object To move sluggishly; to go about something in a slow or sluggish manner; to dawdle.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). Origin uncertain; probably ultimately an imitative formation in -le, although compare earlier drumble.

Pronunciation

drumble

/ˈdrʌmbl/

Main definitions of drumble in English

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drumble4

verb

rare
  • no object To make a noise like the beating of a drum; to rumble.

Origin

Mid 19th century. Apparently a blend of drum and rumble.

Pronunciation

drumble

/ˈdrʌmbl/