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humpy

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[ huhm-pee ]
/ ˈhʌm pi /
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adjective, hump·i·er, hump·i·est.
full of humps.
resembling a hump; humplike.
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Origin of humpy

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First recorded in 1700–10; hump + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM humpy

hump·i·ness, noun

Other definitions for humpy (2 of 3)

humpy2
[ huhm-pee ]
/ ˈhʌm pi /

noun, plural hum·pies.Australian.
any crude Aboriginal hut or shelter, especially a shanty built at the edge of a town.

Origin of humpy

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First recorded in 1840–50; from Tharapal (an Australian Aboriginal language spoken between Moreton Bay and Wide Bay, southern Queensland), recorded as umpī (with an intrusive h)

Other definitions for humpy (3 of 3)

humpy3

or hump·ie

[ huhm-pee ]
/ ˈhʌm pi /

noun, plural hump·ies.

Origin of humpy

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British Dictionary definitions for humpy (1 of 2)

humpy1
/ (ˈhʌmpɪ) /

adjective humpier or humpiest
full of humps
British informal angry or gloomy

Derived forms of humpy

humpiness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for humpy (2 of 2)

humpy2
/ (ˈhʌmpɪ) /

noun plural humpies
Australian a primitive hut

Word Origin for humpy

C19: from a native Australian language
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