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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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Examples for stumblebum
  • He is a self-styled stumblebum and semi-incompetent.
Word Origin and History for stumblebum
n.

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

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stumblebum

noun

An alcoholic derelict; a drunken drifter; Skid Row Bum: to bemoan the lack of charisma and to paint the candidates as a wrangling collection of stumblebums (1932+)


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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