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[tuhmp] /tʌmp/
noun, British Dialect.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Another man was crossing the court, crates of chickens on his tump line.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • 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.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • He caressed his mother and murmured incoherently, as had tump Pack.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • I'll have tump Pack come around and pay you my subscription, Peter.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • tump himself got up out of the dust with tears of laughter in his eyes.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • He was still struggling against the sneeze when tump recovered his speech.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • After tump's disappearance, Peter stood for several minutes thinking.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • The death of tump Pack moved Peter with a sense of strange pathos.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • Had tump lived, Peter might have gone North in peace, if not in happiness.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
British Dictionary definitions for tump


(Western English, dialect) a small mound or clump
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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