- The entrails of an animal, especially a deer, as used for food.More example sentences
- Another, archaic, English word for insides, especially those of deer, was ‘umbles’, a term which survives in the expression ‘to eat humble pie’, meaning to be apologetic or submissive.
- People translate the defunct word ‘umbles’ for the innards of a deer into ‘humble’, as in ‘humble pie’.
- Such a pie was originally made from umbles (the innards of a deer) and was so recognized until the 19c.
Middle English (denoting the back and loins of a deer): from Old French, from Latin lumbulus, diminutive of lumbus 'loin'.
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- The US English dictionary