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humpback salmon

a pink salmon inhabiting North Pacific waters: so-called because of the hump that appears behind the head of the male when it is ready for spawning.
Also called humpy, humpie.
Origin of humpback salmon
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10


or humpie

[huhm-pee] /ˈhʌm pi/
noun, plural humpies.
Origin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They had seen Murri run thither, and without waiting to search the humpie, had followed in hot pursuit.

    In Quest of Gold Alfred St. Johnston
  • Just as they started to run to the humpie, Murri, with a face of a dirty slate colour from fright, came tearing round the cliff.

    In Quest of Gold Alfred St. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for humpie


adjective humpier, humpiest
full of humps
(Brit, informal) angry or gloomy
Derived Forms
humpiness, noun


noun (pl) humpies
(Austral) a primitive hut
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for humpie



Sexually arousing; lubricious; sexy: flashy, precise, and humpy as in a Czardas (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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