Definition of drumble in US English:

drumble

(also drummil)

noun

English Regional, West Midlands
rare
  • A sluggish, slow-witted, or unintelligent person; a dullard. Formerly also: †a worn-out or slow-moving horse or draught animal (obsolete).

noun

English Regional, West Midlands
  • A (usually wooded) hollow, dell, or gully; a dingle.

verb

rare
  • no object To move sluggishly; to go about something in a slow or sluggish manner; to dawdle.

verb

rare
  • no object To make a noise like the beating of a drum; to rumble.

Origin

Mid 16th century. Origin uncertain<br>mid 18th century. Apparently a variant or alteration of dimble. Perhaps compare also dingle<br>late 16th century (in an earlier sense). Origin uncertain; probably ultimately an imitative formation in -le, although compare earlier drumble<br>mid 19th century. Apparently a blend of drum and rumble.

Pronunciation

drumble

/ˈdrʌmbl/