Share this entry

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

Definition of bimble in English:

verb

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

noun

Back to top  
A leisurely walk or journey: we were enjoying a pleasant bimble over the rocks
More example sentences
  • 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".

Origin

1980s: probably an alteration of bumble.

Definition of bimble in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources