- a foolish or stupid person.
Origin of gump
First recorded in 1815–25; origin uncertain
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Related Wordswhimsical, 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
"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
Word Origin and History for gump
"dolt, numskull," 1825; meaning "chicken" is from 1914, U.S. thieves' slang.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper