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humpy1

[huhm-pee]
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adjective, hump·i·er, hump·i·est.
  1. full of humps.
  2. resembling a hump; humplike.
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Origin of humpy1

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

humpy2

[huhm-pee]
noun, plural hum·pies. Australian.
  1. any crude Aborigine hut or shelter, especially a shanty built at the edge of a town.
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Origin of humpy2

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

humpy3

or hump·ie

[huhm-pee]
noun, plural hump·ies.
  1. humpback salmon.
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Origin of humpy3

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Examples from the Web for humpy

Historical Examples

  • 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

humpy1

adjective humpier or humpiest
  1. full of humps
  2. British informal angry or gloomy
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Derived Formshumpiness, noun

humpy2

noun plural humpies
  1. Australian a primitive hut
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Word Origin

C19: from a native Australian language
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