- A fictional animal inhabiting Wimbledon Common in London, characterized as clearing up litter.More example sentences
- The Wombles were famous for recycling the bits of rubbish they found on Wimbledon common and that is quite a new concept.
- There is a real nostalgic feel about the Wombles and yet the message behind the programme was so advanced.
- It was announced this week the team's three-year agreement to use the Wombles as their official mascot will not be renewed when it expires next month.
verb(womble) [no object, with adverbial of direction] • informal Back to top
- Wander in a casual or relaxed way: once we’d arrived back in Cambridge, we wombled quietly homeMore example sentences
- He's an amiable enough chap who wombles through life doing no one any harm.
- I wombled out the door with enough clothing on to keep Scotlands 72nd regiment covered, and ambled through inches of snow to my car.
- At the end of the talk, she thanks me, shakes me hand, and wombles off.
1960s: from Wombledon Common, representing a child's pronunciation of Wimbledon; the creatures first appeared in a series of children's books (1968–76) by Elisabeth Beresford (1926–2010) and were popularized by a television series (1973–5).