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bumbledom

noun
  1. self-importance in a minor office
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Word Origin

C19: after Bumble, name of the beadle in Dickens' Oliver Twist (1837–38)
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Historical Examples

  • Bumbledom was not dead, but its activities were less blatant.

    Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. III of IV

    Charles L. Graves