noun Dialect.

a foolish or stupid person.

Origin of gump

First recorded in 1815–25; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for gump

"dolt, numskull," 1825; meaning "chicken" is from 1914, U.S. thieves' slang.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper