- 1An untidy collection or pile of things: the books were in a chaotic jumbleMore example sentences
untidy heap, confused heap, clutter, muddle, mess, confusion, welter, disarray, disarrangement, tangle, litter; hodgepodge, hotchpotch, mishmash, miscellany, motley collection, mixture, mixed bag, medley, farrago• informal mash-up
- Most had been sketchily catalogued, but many of the boxes seemed to be hastily packed jumbles of everything from cocktail napkins and concert programs to medical reports.
- It was more a small room, and it contained jumbles of clothes.
- They made tracks, piling up the jumble on either side.
- 1.1 [mass noun] British Articles collected for a jumble sale: we are collecting jumble for charityMore example sentences
- Fund-raiser Elizabeth Sykes said that while youngsters could collect jumble with their parents, other volunteer helpers now had to undergo a police check.
- Fate intervened in the form of a neighbour collecting jumble who just so happened to be a qualified knitter - and had a whole slew of like-minded friends.
- St Sampsons Social Centre for Old People, in Church Street, was rented out on Mondays to local causes so they could hold table-top fundraising sales of jumble and bric-a-brac.
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- Mix up in a confused or untidy way: a drawer full of letters jumbled togetherMore example sentences
- But all of it is jumbled together in a way that at the end the reader is left empty, if amused.
- He noticed his sword was leaning on a guardrail instead of being jumbled together with all the rest.
- I'm still mad, and angry, and I'm jumbling things up, but I don't care.
early 16th century: probably symbolic.