What does bumble mean?

Definitions for bumble
ˈbʌm bəlbum·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck upverb

    make a mess of, destroy or ruin

    "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

  2. stumble, falter, bumbleverb

    walk unsteadily

    "The drunk man stumbled about"

  3. bumble, stutter, stammer, falterverb

    speak haltingly

    "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"


  1. Bumble

    Bumble is an online dating application. Profiles of potential matches are displayed to users, who can "swipe left" to reject a candidate or "swipe right" to indicate interest. In heterosexual matches, only female users can make the first contact with matched male users, while in same-sex matches either person can send a message first. The app is a product of Bumble Inc. Bumble was founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd shortly after she left Tinder. Wolfe Herd has described Bumble as a "feminist dating app". As of January 2021, with a monthly user base of 42 million, Bumble is the second-most popular dating app in the U.S. after Tinder. According to a June 2016 survey, 46.2% of its users are female. According to Forbes, by 2017 the company was valued at more than $1 billion, and the company reported having over 55 million users in 150 countries as of 2019.


  1. bumble

    Bumble can refer to two main contexts: 1) Bumble is mainly known as a popular online dating app that allows users to swipe through profiles to find matches. This app is unique in that it empowers women by only allowing them to make the first contact with matched male users. 2) Bumble can also be used as a verb in English language, meaning to act in an awkward, clumsy, or ineffectual way; to blunder. It describes someone who moves or acts in a confused, awkward or inefficient manner. 3) Additionally, it can also refer to a certain type of large, hairy bees known as Bumblebees, found mainly in northern temperate regions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bumblenoun

    the bittern

  2. Bumbleverb

    to make a hollow or humming noise, like that of a bumblebee; to cry as a bittern


  1. Bumble

    Bumble was a New Zealand children's television series for children ages 2–7 featuring a magical bee. The title character was played by Jason Gunn. The series was produced for TVNZ by Gunn's wife, Janine Morrell-Gunn. It also featured Bumble's friends: Peek, Boo, Anna and Fishy. The show officially ended in 2002. Fishy was Maori, and was known for his tagline "Kia Ora Bumble".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bumble in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bumble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bumble in a Sentence

  1. Gaby Deimeke:

    My friend Alex, we met on Bumble BFF, she ended up coming to my birthday party and now I'm going to her wedding in Spain this fall.

  2. Bumble President Tariq Shaukat:

    During the first three months of 2021, the average time spent on Bumble BFF has grown 44% for women and 83% for men – which indicates that as cities are beginning to reopen, people are ready to meet new people and revive their social lives after a year of increased isolation for many, additionally, over 90% of women who initiated contact on BFF in March 2021 found at least one match.

  3. Mary Kay Ash:

    Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.

  4. Sharon Stone:

    Basic Instinct, i went on the @bumble dating sight [ sic ] and they closed my account.

  5. Ashley Smith:

    Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. You are the center of your universe, and you can make anything happen.

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