Definition of jumble noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒʌmbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒʌmbl//
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  1. 1[singular] jumble (of something) an untidy or confused mixture of things a jumble of books and paper The essay was a meaningless jumble of ideas.
  2. 2[uncountable] (British English) a collection of old or used clothes, etc. that are no longer wanted and are going to be taken to a jumble sale
  3. Word Originearly 16th cent.: probably symbolic.Extra examples I finally found it among the jumble on the floor. The city centre was a jumble of old buildings. I’m afraid the back seat looks a bit of a jumble. The room was a jumble of books, toys and sports equipment.
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