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stumblebum

[stuhm-buh l-buhm] /ˈstʌm bəlˌbʌm/
noun, Informal.
1.
a clumsy, second-rate prizefighter.
2.
a clumsy, incompetent person.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; stumble + bum1
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Word Origin and History for stumble-bum

stumblebum

n.

"alcoholic derelict," 1932, from stumble + bum (n.2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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stuffy

adjective

Tediously conventional; pompous and self-righteous: He was inclined to be a bit stuffy in sexual matters

[1895+; fr stuffy, ''stale, lacking freshness,'' influenced by stuffed shirt]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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