What does jumble mean?

Definitions for jumble
ˈdʒʌm bəljum·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother(noun)

    a confused multitude of things

  2. jumble, jumbal(noun)

    small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie

  3. patchwork, hodgepodge, jumble(verb)

    a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas

  4. jumble, mingle(verb)

    be all mixed up or jumbled together

    "His words jumbled"

  5. jumble, confuse, mix up(verb)

    assemble without order or sense

    "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"

  6. scramble, jumble, throw together(verb)

    bring into random order


  1. jumble(Noun)

    A mixture of unrelated things.

  2. jumble(Noun)

    Items for a rummage sale.

  3. jumble(Noun)

    A small, thin, sugared cake, usually ring-shaped.

  4. jumble(Verb)

    To mix or confuse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jumble(verb)

    to mix in a confused mass; to put or throw together without order; -- often followed by together or up

  2. Jumble(verb)

    to meet or unite in a confused way; to mix confusedly

  3. Jumble(noun)

    a confused mixture; a mass or collection without order; as, a jumble of words

  4. Jumble(noun)

    a small, thin, sugared cake, usually ring-shaped

  5. Origin: [Prob. fr. jump, i. e., to make to jump, or shake.]


  1. Jumble

    Jumble is a word puzzle with a clue, a drawing illustrating the clue, and a set of words, each of which is “jumbled” by scrambling its letters to make an anagram. A solver reconstructs the words, and then arranges letters at marked positions in the words to spell the answer phrase to the clue. The clue and illustration always provide hints about the answer phrase. The answer phrase frequently uses a homophone or pun. Jumble was created in 1954 by Martin Naydel, who is better known for his work on comic books. Jumble is one of distributor Tribune Media Services, Inc.'s most valuable properties. TMS owns the JUMBLE trademarks and copyrights. Daily and Sunday Jumble puzzles appear in over 600 newspapers in the United States and internationally. Jumble is currently created by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek. The current syndicated version found in most daily newspapers has four base anagrams, two of five letters and two of six, followed by a clue and a series of blank spaces in which the answer to the clue fits. The answer to the clue is generally a pun of some sort. A weekly "kids version" of the puzzle features three- and four-letter words. In order to find the letters that are in the answer to the given clue, the player must unscramble all four of the scrambled words; the letters that are in the clue will be circled. The contestant then unscrambles the circled letters to form the answer to the clue. An alternate workaround is to solve some of the scrambled words, figure out the answer to the clue without all the letters, then use the "extra" letters as aids to solve the remaining scrambled words.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jumble

    jum′bl, v.t. to mix confusedly: to throw together without order.—v.i. to be mixed together confusedly: to be agitated: to jump at, to accept eagerly.—n. a confused mixture.—n. Jum′ble-sale, a charity bazaar of cast-off clothing, rubbish, &c.—adv. Jum′blingly, in a jumbled or confused manner. [Prob. a freq. of jump.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jumble in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jumble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of jumble in a Sentence

  1. Greg Fayer:

    The Kardashians have suffered enormous damages as a result of the many failures and breaches created by the operator’s mismanagement of the company. The lawsuit is a disgrace. Itis a jumble of false accusations which will be exposed as lies.

  2. Octavio Paz:

    Today we all speak, if not the same tongue, the same universal language. There is no one center, and time has lost its former coherence: East and West, yesterday and tomorrow exist as a confused jumble in each one of us. Different times and different spaces are combined in a here and now that is everywhere at once.

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  • Durcheinander, Mischmasch, durcheinanderwerfen, durcheinanderbringen, WirrwarrGerman
  • sekasotku, sekamelska, sotkea, [[myyjäisetFinnish
  • mélangerFrench
  • զանգվածArmenian
  • paccottiglia, accozzaglia, zibaldone, guazzabuglio, chincaglieria, cianfrusaglia, ingarbugliareItalian
  • mengelmoesDutch
  • misturar, mistoPortuguese
  • куча, смешивать, перепутать, смешать, перемешивать, перемешать, перепутывать, путаницаRussian
  • ocinitafstaSouthern Sotho
  • karıştırmak, karışıklıkTurkish

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