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n. Slang
1. A person regarded as blundering or inept.
2. A punch-drunk or second-rate prizefighter.


an awkward personan untalented prize-fightera homeless person


(ˈstʌm bəlˌbʌm)

n. Informal.
1. a clumsy, second-rate prizefighter.
2. a clumsy, incompetent person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stumblebum - a second-rate prize fighter
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
2.stumblebum - an awkward stupid personstumblebum - an awkward stupid person    
clumsy person - a person with poor motor coordination
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Stumblebum Brewery, Don't Come Down Llc, 3483 Robertson Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226.
Stumblebum Steve Buscemi chews the fat with fall-down drunks in a Brooklyn bar while half-heartedly trying to get work.
If players stray too far from the mark, they can earn such achievements as stumblebum, klutz or spazoid.
Critical reaction to the demonically cartoony and gritty "figurative" work in his 1970 show at the Marlborough Gallery in New York can best be summed up by the headline from Hilton Kramer's scathing New York Times review: "A Mandarin Pretending to Be a Stumblebum.
The man who would be the most powerful one in the world shows himself to be a complete stumblebum.
which Guston loved, and Hilton Kramer's review in the New York Times, "A Mandarin Pretending to Be a Stumblebum," which he hated.
1937 THHN 50 stumblebum 1932 DIA 297 tenente 1929 AFTA 15 whunk, n.
Stepping into Sellers' stumblebum shoes, he delivers the sort of focused, funny performance we haven't seen from him in some time.
And having played the first two rounds with Tiger at Baltusrol and outscored him each time, Cambo must now truly believe he is one of the elite instead of some stumblebum who was once on the verge of quitting the game.
Pilager is a malleable stumblebum who's never met a sentence he can't mangle.
Lennox, don't risk losing your reputation and ending up as a stumblebum has-been in the eyes of the English public.
The major parties offer me a mendacious stumblebum or a rapacious liar.