- a small mound, hill, or rise of ground.
- a clump of grass, shrubs, or trees, especially rising from a swamp or bog.
- a heap or stack, as a haystack.
Origin of tump
First recorded in 1580–90; of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for tump
Another man was crossing the court, crates of chickens on his tump line.When the Owl Cries
With the tump line one can carry goods of most any bulk and shape.Touring Afoot
Claude Powell Fordyce
He watched Tump stroke the face of his medal with his fingers.
I'll have Tump Pack come around and pay you my subscription, Peter.
Tump himself got up out of the dust with tears of laughter in his eyes.
- Western English dialect a small mound or clump
C16: of unknown origin
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