bumbledom

/ (ˈbʌmbəldəm) /

noun

self-importance in a minor office

Nearby words

  1. bumble-foot,
  2. bumble-puppy,
  3. bumblebee,
  4. bumblebeefish,
  5. bumbleberry,
  6. bumblefoot,
  7. bumbleheaded,
  8. bumblepuppy,
  9. bumbling,
  10. bumblingly

Word Origin for bumbledom

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

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