- a foolish or stupid person.
Origin of gump
Related Words for gumpwhimsical, funny, farcical, humorous, ludicrous, wacky, entertaining, goofy, silly, absurd, ridiculous, ironic, laughable, comic, poultry, hen, biddy, chick, cock, cockerel
Examples from the Web for gump
Historical Examples of gump
"If he was a girl, he would be a gump and a goose," said this saucy John.
His family cannot determine whether he is a gump or a genius.A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs
He was lying on his back at the foot of the Gump, though how he got there he could never tell.Cornwall's Wonderland
"Well, what a gump I was not to think of that myself," he observed.Air Service Boys Flying for Victory
Charles Amory Beach
He has no time to waste, but he is efficient without being a "gump."Huts in Hell
Daniel A. Poling
"dolt, numskull," 1825; meaning "chicken" is from 1914, U.S. thieves' slang.