verb (used with object), jum·bled, jum·bling.
verb (used without object), jum·bled, jum·bling.
Origin of jumble
Synonyms for jumble
Antonyms for jumble
Word Origin for jumble
"a confused mixture," 1660s, from jumble (v.).
1520s, originally "to move confusedly," perhaps coined on model of stumble, tumble, etc. In 17c., it was yet another euphemism for "have sex with" (a sense first attested 1580s). Meaning "mix or confuse" is from 1540s. Related: Jumbled; jumbling.