Origin of bump

First recorded in 1560–70; imitative

OTHER WORDS FROM bump

bump·ing·ly, adverbun·bumped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bump

bump
/ (bʌmp) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for bump

C16: probably of imitative origin
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Idioms and Phrases with bump

bump

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