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humpy2

[huhm-pee] /ˈhʌm pi/
noun, plural humpies. Australian.
1.
any crude Aborigine hut or shelter, especially a shanty built at the edge of a town.
Origin of humpy2
Tharapal
1840-1850
1840-50; < Tharapal (Australian Aboriginal language spoken between Moreton Bay and Wide Bay, S Queensland), recorded as umpī (h intrusive)

humpy3

or humpie

[huhm-pee] /ˈhʌm pi/
noun, plural humpies.
Origin

humpback salmon

noun
1.
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
1800-10, Americanism
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Examples from the Web for humpies
Historical Examples
  • The blacks had already set fire to the houses and humpies, and Barker's Creek was in flames.

    Settling Day Nat Gould
  • The shanties in which the men lived and the humpies of the blacks were not visible until the visitor was close on to the spot.

    Settling Day Nat Gould
  • Townsville is simply a collection of humpies and shanties built upon an ill-smelling mud bank.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • Besides these there are several nomadic dwellings, such as tents, bush humpies, and drays.

    Spinifex and Sand David W Carnegie
British Dictionary definitions for humpies

humpy1

/ˈhʌmpɪ/
adjective humpier, humpiest
1.
full of humps
2.
(Brit, informal) angry or gloomy
Derived Forms
humpiness, noun

humpy2

/ˈhʌmpɪ/
noun (pl) humpies
1.
(Austral) a primitive hut
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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Slang definitions & phrases for humpies

humpy

adjective

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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