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[buhng-guh l-suh m]
  1. clumsy or awkward.
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Origin of bunglesome

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; bungle + -some1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bunglesome

Historical Examples

  • It could not have been Chub, trying in his bunglesome way to help Tim.

    Joan of the Journal

    Helen Diehl Olds

  • Senator Smoot of Utah attacked the bill as a bunglesome measure.

  • I admit I swore a little at the bunglesome cuss, but he was well to windward, so I might just as well have saved my breath.

    When the Cock Crows

    Waldron Baily