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mump1

[muhmp, moo mp]British Dialect
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verb (used with object)
  1. to mumble; mutter.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to sulk; mope.
  2. to grimace.
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Origin of mump1

1580–90; imitative, apparently akin to mum1; compare Dutch mompen to mumble, German mimpfeln to mumble while eating, Icelandic mumpa to take into the mouth, eat greedily

mump2

[muhmp, moo mp]British Dialect
verb (used with object)
  1. to cheat.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to beg.
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Origin of mump2

First recorded in 1645–55, mump is from the Dutch word mompen (obsolete)
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Historical Examples

  • It is noteworthy for its conical hill, locally called the Mump, crowned by a ruined church (St Michael's).

    Somerset

    G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

  • Mumpsimus, mump′si-mus, n. an error to which one clings after it has been thoroughly exposed.

  • Messrs. Mump and Gump, for instance, have scarcely skimmed the surface possibilities of their brilliant notion.


British Dictionary definitions for mump

mump1

verb
  1. (intr) archaic to be silent
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Word Origin

C16 (to grimace, sulk, be silent): of imitative origin, alluding to the shape of the mouth when mumbling or chewing

mump2

verb
  1. (intr) archaic to beg
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Word Origin

C17: perhaps from Dutch mompen to cheat
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