Definition of bumbledom in English:

bumbledom

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

[mass noun]
  • Officious and pompous behaviour by minor officials: a vast increase in bureaucracy, pen-pushing, and bumbledom
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    • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: from the name of Bumble, the beadle in Dickens's Oliver Twist, + -dom.

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