jumble (jumbles, present participle jumbling; past and past participle jumbled)

  1. (transitive) To mix or confuse.
    • Why dost thou blend and jumble such inconsistencies together?
    • 1847, Alfred Tennyson, The Princess: A Medley, London: Edward Moxon, […], OCLC 2024748 ↗, prologue:
      Every clime and age jumbled together.
  2. (intransitive) To meet or unite in a confused way.
    I tried to study, but in my half-awake state, all of the concepts seemed to jumble together.
Translations Noun


  1. A mixture of unrelated things.
  2. (uncountable, British) Items for a rummage sale.
  3. (countable, British, informal) A rummage sale.
    • 1982, Hunter Davies, Flossie Teacake's Fur Coat
      "That's a nice coat," said Bella. "I used to have one like that. Got it at a jumble. But it didn't suit me. You look great in it."
Synonyms Translations Translations Noun

jumble (plural jumbles)

  1. (archaic) A small, thin, sugared cake, usually ring-shaped.

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