Definition of bumbledom in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌmb(ə)ldəm/


[mass noun]
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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