Dumbbell - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʌmˌbel|  American pronunciation of the word dumbbell
Brit.  |ˈdʌmbel|  British pronunciation of the word dumbbell


- an exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle
- an ignorant or foolish person (syn: boob, booby, dope, dummy, pinhead)


I feel like a dumbbell for making such a stupid mistake.

...if we don't give him a shove, the poor dumbbell never will propose to her...

Word forms

singular: dumbbell
plural: dumbbells
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