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[uhm-buh lz]
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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 umbles

Historical Examples

  • The umbles of the deer are usually the perquisites of the gamekeeper.

    The Funny Side of Physic

    A. D. Crabtre

  • The "umbles" of the deer are constantly the perquisites of the gamekeeper.

  • They make excellent broth of the head and umbles of a deer, which they put into the pot all bloody.

  • This day I had a whole doe sent me by Mr. Hozier, which is a fine present, and I had the umbles of it for dinner.

British Dictionary definitions for umbles


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


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

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