- English dialect a bumblebeeAlso (Southwest English): drumbledrane
Old English dumble, variant of drumble to move sluggishly + dor humming insect
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Examples from the Web for dumbledore
Enter the Order of the Phoenix, a secret organization founded by Dumbledore to fight Voldemort.15 Key Moments From the Harry Potter Movies
July 14, 2011
Dumbledore told them there were six remaining horcruxes at the end of the last movie.Oh No, 'Harry' Bored Me!
November 19, 2010
Dumbledore asks Harry to come with him to destroy another Horcrux, signaling the beginning of the end.
Harry suspects Draco is trying to hurt Dumbledore and seriously injures his rival with one of the Prince's spells.
Umbridge discovers the group, ousts Dumbledore, and is appointed the new headmaster.
Word Origin and History for dumbledore
1787, noted as a dialect word in Hampshire, Cornwall, etc. for "a bumblebee."
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