Officious and pompous behaviour by minor officials: a vast increase in bureaucracy, pen-pushing, and bumbledom
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- He set himself the task of characterizing "rounded" global bureaucrats less prone to Bumbledom in his utopias.
- I must say that it is with special shame and indignation that one protests against this notable piece of Bumbledom.
- Too many foreign residents are finding that paradise has a high price and that incessant bumbledom is putting a damper on enjoying their retirement.
Mid 19th century: from the name of Bumble, the beadle in Dickens's Oliver Twist, + -dom.
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