dumps

[ duhmps ]
/ dʌmps /

noun

a depressed state of mind (usually preceded by in the): to be in the dumps over money problems.

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
/ (dʌmps) /

pl n

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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Idioms and Phrases with in the dumps (1 of 2)

in the dumps

see down in the dumps.

Idioms and Phrases with in the dumps (2 of 2)

dumps

see down in the dumps.

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