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.