Last modified on 24 May 2014, at 12:38

chumble

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably of imitative origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃʌmb(ə)l/

VerbEdit

chumble (third-person singular simple present chumbles, present participle chumbling, simple past and past participle chumbled)

  1. To peck at or nibble.
    • 1964: Little dogs (his spaniel’s eyes encountered many) leaped and fawned about her, their sharp neat teeth clogging in the soft candy they chumbled from her gloved hand. — Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like The Sun