[ buhm-bling ]
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  1. liable to make awkward blunders: a bumbling mechanic.

  2. clumsily incompetent or ineffectual: bumbling diplomacy.

  1. the act or practice of making blunders: The bumbling of their officers cost them the battle.

Origin of bumbling

First recorded in 1525–35; bumble1 + -ing2

Other words from bumbling

  • bum·bling·ly, adverb

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