bobble vs bumble what difference

what is difference between bobble and bumble

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɒbəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɒbəl
  • Homophone: bauble (in accents with the cot-caught merger)

Noun

bobble (plural bobbles)

  1. A furry ball attached on top of a hat.
  2. (Britain) Elasticated band used for securing hair (for instance in a ponytail), a hair tie
  3. (informal) A pill (a ball formed on the surface of the fabric, as on laundered clothes).
  4. (knitting) A localized set of stitches forming a raised bump.
    • 2008, Claire Compton, Sue Whiting, The Knitting and Crochet Bible (page 45)
      From the top the sample shows four stitch popcorns, five stitch bobbles, two rows of bells and a central leaf with leaves sloping to the left and right each side.
  5. A wobbling motion.

Derived terms

  • bobble hat
  • bobblehead
  • bobbly
  • head bobble

Translations

Verb

bobble (third-person singular simple present bobbles, present participle bobbling, simple past and past participle bobbled)

  1. (intransitive) To bob up and down.
  2. (US) To make a mistake in.
  3. (intransitive) To roll slowly.
    • November 17 2012, BBC Sport: Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham [1]
      A neat interchange between Mikel Arteta and Wilshere set up Podolski and his finish bobbled into the net via Gallas.

Derived terms

  • bobbler

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʌmbəl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌmbəl

Etymology 1

Onomatopoeia. Compare bungle, jumble, and fumble.

Noun

bumble (plural bumbles)

  1. A confusion; a jumble.

Verb

bumble (third-person singular simple present bumbles, present participle bumbling, simple past and past participle bumbled)

  1. To act in an inept, clumsy or inexpert manner; to make mistakes.
Translations
Derived terms
  • Bumblefuck
Related terms
  • bungle
  • fumble
  • jumble

Etymology 2

  • Verb: Frequentative of boom and/or bum, equivalent to bum +‎ -le.
  • Noun: From the verb.

Verb

bumble (third-person singular simple present bumbles, present participle bumbling, simple past and past participle bumbled)

  1. (intransitive) To boom, as a bittern; to buzz, as a fly.

Related terms

  • bumble-bee

Noun

bumble (plural bumbles)

  1. A bumble-bee.
  2. (Britain, dialect) The bittern.

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