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[uhm-buh lz]
plural noun
  1. numbles.
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Origin of umbles

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for umble

Historical Examples

  • I see how I am to be the 'umble instrument of crushing error in the Church.

    A Lost Cause

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • It was indeed kind of him, leaving the castle to "come and visit them in their 'umble abode."

    Ask Momma

    R. S. Surtees

  • I stopped at the umble point of my learning, and says I, ‘Hold hard!’

  • I recollect saying with my own lips that I was much too umble.

  • These foo lines comes from a umble but arty frend to command.


    R. D. Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for umble


pl n
  1. another term for numbles
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Word Origin and History for umble



"edible inner parts of a deer or other animal," c.1400, see humble.

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