jumble

When you jumble something, you throw a bunch of items haphazardly together. For example, many people jumble many random things in a kitchen junk drawer.

Use the verb jumble to describe what happens when you scramble or mix things up. Some kids, for example, jumble their Lego toys together in a big bin, while others like to sort the pieces by color or size. You can call the mix of items itself a jumble too. In the early 1500s, jumble meant "to move confusedly," and it was probably modeled on stumble. Later that century, it came to mean "mix or confuse."

Primary Meanings of jumble

1.
vn
assemble without order or sense
a confused multitude of things
2.
n
small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie
Full Definitions of jumble
1

v assemble without order or sense

“She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence”
Synonyms:
confuse, mix up
confound, confuse
mistake one thing for another
Types:
addle, muddle, puddle
mix up or confuse
Type of:
assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
create by putting components or members together

v bring into random order

Synonyms:
scramble, throw together
Types:
tumble
throw together in a confused mass
Type of:
disarray, disorder
bring disorder to

v be all mixed up or jumbled together

“His words jumbled
Synonyms:
mingle
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

n a confused multitude of things

Synonyms:
clutter, fuddle, mare's nest, muddle, smother, welter
Types:
rummage
a jumble of things to be given away
Type of:
disorder, disorderliness
a condition in which things are not in their expected places

n a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas

Synonyms:
hodgepodge, patchwork
Type of:
theory
a belief that can guide behavior
2

n small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie

Synonyms:
jumbal
Type of:
cake
baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat

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