a weak comparison ...1583 nonce word obs.
? from 'fumble', parodying 'similitude'
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1583 - see Example below
"...As for you fomblitudes of Manlius and Iudas, two proper names, compared with image, an idoll, King, and Tyrant, which be common names, I will not vouchsafe to answer them."
From: A Defense of the Sincere and True Translations of the Holie Scriptures into the English Tong...
By: William Fulke, 1583
• A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles,
James Murray, 1887-1933
• A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words,
James Halliwell, 1855