Definition for chump (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of chump2
Examples from the Web for chump
And the costs of litigation amount to chump change for guys who count their net worth in nine and 10 figures.Remember the $182 Billion AIG Bailout? It Just Wasn’t Generous Enough|Daniel Gross|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he also wants to avoid being made to look like a chump, as repeatedly happened in his first term.
No wonder Cindy and husband, Doug Hampton, demanded money from this chump.
"Chump," said Stover, feeling all at once the tightness of his vest.Stover at Yale|Owen Johnson
He is mad, but they are triumphant and they look scornfully at me, saying "chump" with their eyes.Homeburg Memories|George Helgesen Fitch
Louisa nearly went off her chump an they'd th' best braikfast they'd had for years.Yorkshire Tales. Third Series|John Hartley
The pater came down for the week-end, and hes nearly off his chump, poor old chap!King of the Air|Herbert Strang
These last were indifferent, to do them justice, regarding Lance as 'a swell chap as had got it hot, and was a bit off his chump.'Nevermore|Rolf Boldrewood
British Dictionary definitions for chump (1 of 2)
- the thick blunt end of anything, esp of a piece of meat
- (as modifier)a chump chop
Word Origin for chump
British Dictionary definitions for chump (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for chump
1703, "short, thick lump of wood," akin to Old Norse kumba "block of wood." Meaning "blockhead" is first attested 1883. Chump change attested by 1950.