noun, plural hum·pies. Australian.
any crude Aborigine hut or shelter, especially a shanty built at the edge of a town.
- humphreys peak,
- humpty dumpty,
Origin of humpy2
1840–50; < Tharapal (Australian Aboriginal language spoken between Moreton Bay and Wide Bay, S Queensland), recorded as umpī (h intrusive)
noun, plural hump·ies.
Origin of humpy3
a pink salmon inhabiting North Pacific waters: so-called because of the hump that appears behind the head of the male when it is ready for spawning.
Origin of humpback salmon
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Also called humpy, humpie.
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Examples from the Web for humpies
adjective humpier or humpiest
full of humps
British informal angry or gloomy
noun plural humpies
Australian a primitive hut
Word Origin for humpy
C19: from a native Australian language
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