Definition of bumbledom in English:


Line breaks: bumble|dom
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌmb(ə)ldəm


[mass noun]
Officious and pompous behaviour by minor officials: a vast increase in bureaucracy, pen-pushing, and bumbledom
More example sentences
  • The letter was, to me, the best example of Bumbledom I have come across for a long time.
  • It is a very sad day caused by 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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