- jumper ant,
- jumper cables,
- jumping bean,
- jumping bristletail,
- jumping gene
Origin of jumper1
Origin of jumper2
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to abscond from; leave: The robbers jumped town.
- to flee or escape from.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of swing.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of jazz; played at a bright tempo.
Origin of jump
Examples from the Web for jumper
Think wearing yellow lipstick, lime-green nails, and a SpongeBob SquarePants jumper with no trousers.The Improbable Rise of Rita Ora: A Guide for the Modern-Day Celebrity|Emma Gannon|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I just went into wardrobe, took off my jumper and my gun, and drove home … and I cried all the way home.Sofie Gråbøl, Star of ‘Forbrydelsen,’ on Sarah Lund, ‘The Killing,’ and Season 3|Jace Lacob|November 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Duchess was given the ultimate souvenir from the show - her very own Sarah Lund jumper.Don't Shoot, Camilla, She Can't Help It Charles Kissed Her|Tom Sykes|March 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The line stuck and Tom Turnipseed became forever associated with “jumper cables.”Forced Abortions and other South Carolina Dirty Tricks|Ben Jacobs|January 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Jumper told me that Roger might show me what to do with my money.
At the council the next day, Jumper acting as spokesman for the Indians expressed these views.Four American Indians|Edson L. Whitney
He whirled away, climbed upon his jumper, and lashed his horse back along the trail towards Enchanted.King Spruce, A Novel|Holman Day
There was, happily, a fence between them, and she devoutly hoped that Valders-Roan was not a jumper.Boyhood in Norway|Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
He shed his jumper and overalls and exchanged hearty good-byes with the whole crew of the steamer.Dick in the Everglades|A. W. Dimock
As he overtook the machine, he saw that it was in the hands of a mechanic in overalls and jumper.The Stolen Singer|Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
Word Origin for jumper
- to have sections of a continuous sequence omitted, as through faulty cutting
- to flicker, as through faulty alignment of the film
- a break in continuity in the normal sequence of shots
- (as modifier)a jump cut
- in a hurry
- busy and energetic
Word Origin for jump
1610s, "one who jumps," agent noun from jump (v.). The word meaning "sleeveless dress" (1853) apparently is from mid-17c. jump "short coat," also "woman's under bodice," of uncertain origin, perhaps from French jupe "skirt" (see jupe). Meaning "sleeveless dress worn over a blouse" first recorded American English 1939.
1550s, "act of jumping," from jump (v.). Meaning "jazz music with a strong beat" first recorded 1937, in Count Basie's "One O'Clock Jump." Jump suit "one-piece coverall modeled on those worn by paratroopers and skydivers" is from 1948.
1520s, perhaps imitative (cf. bump); another theory derives it from words in Gallo-Romance dialects of southwestern France (cf. jumba "to rock, to balance, swing," yumpa "to rock"), picked up during English occupation in Hundred Years War. Superseded native leap, bound, and spring in most senses. Meaning "to attack" is from 1789; that of "to do the sex act with" is from 1630s. Related: Jumped; jumping. To jump to a conclusion is from 1704. Jumping-rope is from 1805. Jump in a lake "go away and stop being a pest" attested from 1912.
In addition to the idioms beginning with jump
- jump all over someone
- jump at
- jump bail
- jump down someone's throat
- jump in
- jump on
- jump out of one's skin
- jump the gun
- jump the track
- jump through hoops
- jump to a conclusion
- get the drop (jump) on
- go fly a kite (jump in the lake)
- hop, skip and a jump
- not know which way to jump
- one jump ahead of
- skip (jump) bail