dumps

[duhmps]
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Origin of dumps

1515–25; compare German dumpf dull, Middle Dutch domp haze
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British Dictionary definitions for in the dumps

dumps

pl n
  1. informal a state of melancholy or depression (esp in the phrase down in the dumps)

Word Origin for dumps

C16: probably from Middle Dutch domp haze, mist; see damp
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Word Origin and History for in the dumps

dumps

n.

"low spirits," 1520s, plural of dumpe "a fit of musing," possibly from Dutch domp "haze, mist," from Middle Dutch damp "vapor" (see damp (n.)).

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Idioms and Phrases with in the dumps

in the dumps

see down in the dumps.

dumps

see down in the dumps.

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