chumble

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably of imitative origin.

PronunciationEdit

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
Last modified on 9 October 2012, at 05:07