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wampus1

[wom-puh s]
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noun, plural wam·pus·es.
  1. a strange or objectionable person; lout.

Origin of wampus1

perhaps extracted from catawampus

wampus2

[wom-puh s]
noun, plural wam·pus·es.
  1. wamus(def 2).
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Examples from the Web for wampus

Historical Examples

  • He snuggled the wanderer against his wampus and crawled into the wagon with him, eager to apply first aid to the case.

    Strange Stories of the Great Valley

    Abbie Johnston Grosvenor