Definition of dumbsize in English:


Line breaks: dumb|size


[no object] chiefly US
  • (Of a company) reduce staff numbers to levels so low that work can no longer be carried out effectively: make smart changes—don’t dumbsize
    More example sentences
    • We have always suspected they wanted to dumbsize it, so that Ma and Pa kettle could buy beans over their TV, but this is the final straw for me.
    • Downsizing is the process of moving from big systems to smaller systems; it's called rightsizing by those who keep their jobs and dumbsizing by those who are suddenly out of work.
    • The necessity of out-sourcing maintenance and repair work has arisen from what has been variously called by some in the industry, downsizing, rightsizing, or sometimes, ‘dumbsizing.’


1990s: humorously, on the pattern of downsize.

More definitions of dumbsize

Definition of dumbsize in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw