bumpoff

[ buhmp-awf, -of ]
/ ˈbʌmpˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun Slang.

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Origin of bumpoff

1905–10, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase bump off
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British Dictionary definitions for bumpoff

bump off

verb

(tr, adverb) slang to murder; kill
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

Idioms and Phrases with bumpoff

bump off

Kill, murder, as in The convict bragged about bumping off his partner, or The first fighter plane bumped off three enemy aircraft. This term was at first principally criminal slang and somewhat later military jargon. [Slang; c. 1900]

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