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or nom·bles

[nuhm-buh lz]
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plural noun
  1. certain of the inward parts of an animal, especially of a deer, used as food.
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Origin of numbles

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French nombles fillet of venison, plural of nomble, dissimilated variant of *lomble < Latin lumbulus, diminutive of lumbus loin. See lumb-, -ule
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Related Words for numble

insides, guts, bowels, entrails, viscera, intestines, numbles

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Historical Examples of numble

  • We live in a numble abode, Master Copperfield, but have much to be thankful for.

    The Personal History of David Copperfield 

    Charles Dickens

  • Mr. Numble growled--as if he scented deception not far off--but allowed himself to be conducted into the library.

    Round the Block

    John Bell Bouton

British Dictionary definitions for numble


pl n
  1. archaic the heart, lungs, liver, etc, of an deer or other animal, cooked for food
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Word Origin for numbles

C14: from Old French nombles, plural of nomble thigh muscle of a deer, changed from Latin lumbulus a little loin, from lumbus loin; see humble pie
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Word Origin and History for numble



"offal," from Old French nombles "loin of veal, fillet of beef, haunch of venison," from Latin lumulus, diminutive of lumbus "loin" (see lumbago).

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