Definition of bimble in English:


Line breaks: bim¦ble
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪmb(ə)l
British informal


[no object, with adverbial of direction]
  • Walk or travel at a leisurely pace: on Sunday we bimbled around Spitalfields and Brick Lane
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    • 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?
    • 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?


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  • A leisurely walk or journey: we were enjoying a pleasant bimble over the rocks
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    • The article implies that people should take a bimble across a mountain ridge such as Aonach Eagach and then enjoy some good Scottish hospitality.
    • The two most logical ways to Pikes Crag are the short sharp sprint from Wasdale and the long scenic bimble from Borrowdale.
    • Let's have a bimble along and examine the attractions.


1980s: probably an alteration of bumble.

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