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mump1

[muhmp, moo mp] /mʌmp, mʊmp/ British Dialect
verb (used with object)
1.
to mumble; mutter.
verb (used without object)
2.
to sulk; mope.
3.
to grimace.
Origin of mump1
1580-1590
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] /mʌmp, mʊmp/ British Dialect
verb (used with object)
1.
to cheat.
verb (used without object)
2.
to beg.
Origin
1645-55; < Dutch mompen (obsolete)
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Historical Examples
  • None of your mumping, you old snapdragon; but tell me the truth, have they secured him hard and fast?

    Willy Reilly William Carleton
  • Why, as I am alive, this is the horse of that mumping villain Slingsby.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • And in Herefordshire a similar custom exists, where this day is called "mumping Day," that is, begging day.

    The Book of Christmas Thomas K. Hervey
  • Marrying into the ‘mumping’ and house-dwelling families has brought this about, and soon there will be no true Romanies left.

  • When they come with their counterfeit looks, and mumping tones, think them players.

    Crimes of Charity Konrad Bercovici
  • The sixth, a monk's mumping bottle made of the four metals together.

British Dictionary definitions for mumping

mump1

/mʌmp/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (archaic) to be silent
Word Origin
C16 (to grimace, sulk, be silent): of imitative origin, alluding to the shape of the mouth when mumbling or chewing

mump2

/mʌmp/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (archaic) to beg
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from Dutch mompen to cheat
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