Definition of Jumbies

1. jumby [n] - See also: jumby



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jumbies

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

Literary usage of Jumbies

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Antigua and the Antiguans: a Full Account of the Colony and Its Inhabitants by Flannigan, Mrs Lanaghan (1844)
"Negroes: superstition—Trials by ordeal—Flower-fence—Bible and key —A way to recover stolen property—Charm to prevent a scolding tongue—jumbies—A night's ..."

2. Crusoe's Island: A Bird-hunter's Story by Frederick Albion Ober (1898)
"... AND THE jumbies. Prostrate with fever—Providence sends a nurse—A mystery explained—My parrot's early life—A case of original sin—A bird of great ..."

3. Adventure Guide Virgin Islands by Lynne M. Sullivan (2006)
"MOCKO jumbies Mocko jumbies are stilt-walkers dressed in colorful costumes who ... Many islanders of African descent love traditional stories of jumbies, ..."

4. Obeah: Witchcraft in the West Indies by Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell (1893)
"Every one has seen a Loupgarou, but jumbies' and ... According to Creoles, some houses, old ones especially, are particularly affected by jumbies, ..."

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