- any of several dung beetles that roll balls of dung in which they deposit their eggs and in which the young develop.
Origin of tumblebug
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Yet I'm always gay and snug, happy as a tumblebug, having still the best of times, grinding out my blame fool rhymes!Uncle Walt [Walt Mason]
It was only a tumblebug, but he shrank from putting foot on any living thing.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14