- Informal. a stupid person; dolt: Don't be a chump—she's kidding you along.
- a short, thick piece of wood.
- the thick, blunt end of anything.
- Slang. the head.
- off one's chump, British Slang. crazy.
Origin of chump1
- to bite or chew; munch.
Origin of chump2
Examples from the Web for chump
Contemporary Examples of 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
October 15, 2014
But he also wants to avoid being made to look like a chump, as repeatedly happened in his first term.A Guide to the Fiscal Cliff Hostage Talks
November 30, 2012
No wonder Cindy and husband, Doug Hampton, demanded money from this chump.'Mom, Dad—I Need $96K'
July 10, 2009
Historical Examples of chump
I'm only helping the chump to buy some of the experience that you spoke about the other day.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
It's only a chump pitcher who keeps the ball over the pan all the time.Rival Pitchers of Oakdale
Why were you such a chump as to turn your back on him like that?Danger! and Other Stories
Arthur Conan Doyle
I shall go off my chump if we're not married before I go out.Saint's Progress
I am inclined to think, old boy, that there is a good deal of what they call the chump about me.Old Ebenezer
- informal a stupid person
- a thick heavy block of wood
- the thick blunt end of anything, esp of a piece of meat
- (as modifier)a chump chop
- British slang the head (esp in the phrase off one's chump)
Word Origin for chump
- a less common word for chomp
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.