humpy

1
[huhm-pee]
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adjective, hump·i·er, hump·i·est.

full of humps.
resembling a hump; humplike.

Origin of humpy

1
First recorded in 1700–10; hump + -y1
Related formshump·i·ness, noun

humpy

2
[huhm-pee]

noun, plural hum·pies. Australian.

any crude Aborigine hut or shelter, especially a shanty built at the edge of a town.

Origin of humpy

2
1840–50; < Tharapal (Australian Aboriginal language spoken between Moreton Bay and Wide Bay, S Queensland), recorded as umpī (h intrusive)

humpy

3

or hump·ie

[huhm-pee]

noun, plural hump·ies.

Origin of humpy

3
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Examples from the Web for humpy

Historical Examples of humpy

  • It was all a feint on the part of Humpy to gain time and carry out his plan.

    Nic Revel

    George Manville Fenn

  • Pete stared as he recognised Humpy Dee and five other partners in the raid.

    Nic Revel

    George Manville Fenn

  • Humpy gave his mouth a slap, as if to shut it, and the settler turned to Nic.

    Nic Revel

    George Manville Fenn

  • Now that Humpy was gone, he was obliged to do this work himself.

    Rufus and Rose

    Horatio Alger, Jr

  • When Humpy heard this, his eyes sparkled with excitement and anticipation.

    Rufus and Rose

    Horatio Alger, Jr



British Dictionary definitions for humpy

humpy

1

adjective humpier or humpiest

full of humps
British informal angry or gloomy
Derived Formshumpiness, noun

humpy

2

noun plural humpies

Australian a primitive hut

Word Origin for humpy

C19: from a native Australian language
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