dumbledore

/ (ˈdʌmbəlˌdɔː) /

noun

English dialect a bumblebeeAlso (Southwest English): drumbledrane

Nearby words

  1. dumbbell,
  2. dumbbell nebula,
  3. dumbfound,
  4. dumbfounded,
  5. dumbhead,
  6. dumbly,
  7. dumbo,
  8. dumbshit,
  9. dumbstricken,
  10. dumbstruck

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

dumbledore

n.

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

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