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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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To take just one example, Keenan decoded a list of rare and mysterious words, which were once explained as Turkic terms or tribal names, as a playful, derisive series of stumblebums and fakers, tatterdemalions and crybabies.
In case you didn't deduce it from the title, the film concerns two stumblebums who decide to impersonate police officers for kicks.
Search as they might, the stumblebums couldn't find them and agreed they'd search again in the morning.
There have been no public criticisms of the Intelligence Ministry for being a band of stumblebums outwitted repeatedly by Israel.