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chump

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[ chuhmp ]
/ tʃʌmp /
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noun

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.

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Idioms for chump

    off one's chump, British Slang. crazy.

Origin of chump

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1695–1705; perhaps blend of chunk1 and lump1

OTHER WORDS FROM chump

chumpish, adjectivechump·ish·ness, noun

Definition for chump (2 of 2)

chump2
[ chuhmp ]
/ tʃʌmp /

verb (used with or without object)

to bite or chew; munch.
Also chomp.

Origin of chump

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First recorded in 1850–55; variant of champ1
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British Dictionary definitions for chump (1 of 2)

chump1
/ (tʃʌmp) /

noun

informal a stupid person
a thick heavy block of wood
  1. the thick blunt end of anything, esp of a piece of meat
  2. (as modifier)a chump chop
British slang the head (esp in the phrase off one's chump)

Word Origin for chump

C18: perhaps a blend of chunk and lump 1

British Dictionary definitions for chump (2 of 2)

chump2
/ (tʃʌmp) /

verb

a less common word for chomp
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