Dictionary.com

numbles

or nom·bles

[ nuhm-buhlz ]
/ ˈnʌm bəlz /
Save This Word!

plural noun
certain of the inward parts of an animal, especially of a deer, used as food.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use numbles in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for numbles

numbles
/ (ˈnʌmbəlz) /

pl n
archaic the heart, lungs, liver, etc, of an deer or other animal, cooked for food

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK