stumblebum
noun Date: 1932 a clumsy or inept person; especially an inept boxer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stumblebum — alcoholic derelict, 1932, from STUMBLE (Cf. stumble) + BUM (Cf. bum) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stumblebum — ☆ stumblebum [stum′bəlbum΄ ] n. Slang BUM1 (senses 1, 2, & 4) …   English World dictionary

  • stumblebum — n. a tramp or bum, especially drunk and stumbling. □ The poor old stumblebum got to the other side of the street the best he could. □ You are headed toward being a stumblebum if you don’t lay off the sauce …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stumblebum — /stum beuhl bum /, n. Informal. 1. a clumsy, second rate prizefighter. 2. a clumsy, incompetent person. [1930 35; STUMBLE + BUM1] * * * …   Universalium

  • stumblebum — noun a) A blundering or awkward person A bum came shambling past us.... b) An inept prizefighter Fucking stumblebums, Corsetti said …   Wiktionary

  • stumblebum — Synonyms and related words: blunderbuss, blunderer, bungler, butterfingers, clumsy, dub, duffer, foozler, foul up, fumble fist, goof, goofball, goofer, hick, incompetent, lummox, lump, muff, muffer, rube, slob, stumblebunny …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Stumblebum — incompetent, bungling, foolish person …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • stumblebum — Australian Slang incompetent, bungling, foolish person …   English dialects glossary

  • stumblebum — n American a vagrant or derelict, literally a stum bling, helpless tramp. The word is now usually generalised to denote an inept, incompetent or clumsy person …   Contemporary slang

  • stumblebum — noun N. Amer. informal a clumsy or inept person …   English new terms dictionary

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