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sumph

noun
  1. Scot a stupid person; simpleton

Word Origin

C18: of uncertain origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for sumph

Historical Examples

  • They forget that a sumph may just as truly be said to border on a sage.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)</p>

    John Wilson

  • Why don't you ask Sumph to publish 'em in your new paper—the what-d'ye-call-'em—hay, Shandon?

    The History of Pendennis

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • But whats ordaint will come to pass, and its no my fault that the sumph Watty was na Charlie.


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