verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of clump
Examples from the Web for clumpy
Historical Examples of clumpy
Their clumpy heads blend ill with the spiry tops of the juniors.Woodland Gleanings
This causes it to be clumpy — that is, not straight like most wild roots.Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants
A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The lips and cheeks bristled with that kind of hard, clumpy beard which old priests have who have always shaved themselves.L-bas
J. K. Huysmans
Word Origin for clump
1580s, "lump; cluster of trees," from Middle English clompe "a lump" (c.1300), from Dutch klomp "lump, mass," or Middle Low German klumpe "clog, wooden shoe." Old English had clympre "lump, mass of metal."
"walk heavily," 1660s, imitative. Related: Clumped; clumping.
"to heap or gather in clumps" (transitive), 1824, from clump (n.). Related: Clumped; clumping. Intransitive sense "to form a clump or clumps" is recorded from 1896.