Definition of Jumbie

1. a ghost [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jumbie

julus
juluses
july
jumar
jumared
jumaring
jumarred
jumarring
jumars
jumart
jumarts
jumbal
jumball
jumbals
jumbie (current term)
jumbie bead
jumbies
jumble
jumble sale
jumble sales
jumbled
jumblement
jumblements
jumbler
jumblers
jumbles
jumblier
jumbliest
jumbling

Literary usage of Jumbie

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1. Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor by Wayne E. Burton (1867)
"... jumbiejumbie all around us." My friend laughed, and I scarcely noticed the remark, in the hurried preparations for starting which followed. ..."

2. Camps in the Caribbees: The Adventures of a Naturalist in the Lesser Antilles by Frederick Albion Ober (1886)
"Soon again, he jumbie take to go in ze canoe all about ze coast; ... One day ze canoe swamp an' ze jumbie make to drown, but ze Carib men he no drown ..."

3. Around the World by Angelo Heilprin (1894)
"Their belief in the last is very curious ; according to them a jumbie is an invisible ... When the assumed form, animal or bird, is killed, then the jumbie ..."

4. Treasure by Gertrude Singleton Mathews (1917)
"... an orchid's home—logs are the green-rooms of the fairy people—with mushrooms which form " jumbie " or fairy umbrellas, red ones jumbie-tables, ..."

5. The US Virgin Islands Alive! by Harriet Greenberg, Douglas Greenberg (2006)
"jumbie is the West Indian word for ghost. Trunk Bay Take a Surrey bus to jumbie Bay because the lot holds only six cars. Fifteen minutes from Cruz Bay, ..."

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