/ (ˈbʌmbəldəm) /
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self-importance in a minor office
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Word Origin for bumbledom
C19: after Bumble, name of the beadle in Dickens' Oliver Twist (1837–38)
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How to use bumbledom in a sentence
Bumbledom was not dead, but its activities were less blatant.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. III of IV|Charles L. Graves
The judicial standards which prevail in this little Bumbledom may be gathered from another story.The Panama Canal|J. Saxon Mills