dumbledore

Word Origin for dumbledore

Old English dumble, variant of drumble to move sluggishly + dor humming insect
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Word Origin and History for dumbledore
n.

1787, noted as a dialect word in Hampshire, Cornwall, etc. for "a bumblebee."

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