- having a hump.
Origin of humped
- a rounded protuberance, especially a fleshy protuberance on the back, as that due to abnormal curvature of the spine in humans, or that normally present in certain animals, as the camel or bison.
- Physical Geography.
- a low, rounded rise of ground; hummock.
- a mountain or mountain range.
- Railroads. (in a switchyard) a raised area down which cars pushed to its crest roll by gravity and momentum for automatic sorting through a series of preset switches.
- Slang: Vulgar.
- an act or instance of coitus.
- a partner in coitus.
- the hump,
- British Slang.a fit of depression or bad humor: to get the hump.
- (initial capital letter)(in World War II) the Himalayas.
- to raise (the back) in a hump; hunch: The cat humped its back.
- Railroads. to sort (cars) by means of a hump.
- Informal. to exert (oneself) in a great effort.
- Slang: Vulgar. to have sexual intercourse with.
- to place or bear on the back or shoulder.
- to carry or haul.
- to load or unload; lift.
- to rise in a hump.
- Informal. to exert oneself; hustle or hurry.
- Slang: Vulgar. to engage in sexual intercourse.
- over the hump, past the most difficult, time-consuming, or dangerous part or period: The doctor says she's over the hump now and should improve steadily.
Origin of hump
Related Words for humpedcurvaceous, rounded, arched, crooked, twisted, elliptical, serpentine, twisting, arc, tote, tow, haul, carry, ferry, heave, ride, lug, lob, plunge, nudge
Examples from the Web for humped
Contemporary Examples of humped
The Constitution was written by men who owned breweries, imported whiskey, and humped cows.Life, Liberty, and the Founding Fathers’ Pursuit of Hoppiness
July 4, 2014
Historical Examples of humped
Joe humped his back with a movement expressive of unconcern.The Night Riders
He had enormous shoulders, fairly “humped” with layers of fat.A Little Miss Nobody
Amy Bell Marlowe
He squirmed, he wriggled, he humped as fast as he could, trying to escape; but all in vain.Eight Cousins
Louisa M. Alcott
The man sat all humped over on the ice, as if mending a broken skate.The Cruise of the O Moo
Roy J. Snell
He humped his shoulder and knocked the receiver off the hook.
- a rounded protuberance or projection, as of earth, sand, etc
- pathol a rounded deformity of the back in persons with kyphosis, consisting of a convex spinal curvature
- a rounded protuberance on the back of a camel or related animal
- the hump British informal a fit of depression or sulking (esp in the phrase it gives me the hump)
- over the hump past the largest or most difficult portion of work, time, etc
- to form or become a hump; hunch; arch
- (tr) British slang to carry or heave
- slang to have sexual intercourse with (someone)
- hump one's swag Australian and NZ informal (of a tramp) to carry one's belongings from place to place on one's back
Word Origin for hump
1680s (in hump-backed), from Dutch homp "lump," from Middle Low German hump "bump," from Proto-Germanic *hump-, from PIE *kemb- "to bend, turn, change, exchange." Replaced, or perhaps influenced by, crump, from Old English crump. A meaning attested from 1901 is "mound in a railway yard over which cars must be pushed," which may be behind the figurative sense of "critical point of an undertaking" (1914). Humpback whale is from 1725.
"to do the sex act with," attested from 1785, but the source of this indicates it is an older word. Meaning "to raise into a hump" is from 1840. Related: Humped; humping.
see over the hump.