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
Synonyms for jump
Examples from the Web for jumper
Contemporary Examples of 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
May 5, 2014
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
November 16, 2012
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
March 28, 2012
The line stuck and Tom Turnipseed became forever associated with “jumper cables.”Forced Abortions and other South Carolina Dirty Tricks
January 21, 2012
Jumper told me that Roger might show me what to do with my money.Leonid McGill, Private Investigator
March 24, 2009
Historical Examples of jumper
He was a jumper, and as he stayed in sight we all began to yell our admiration.Tales of Fishes
He still clung to the jumper seat with his stiffened fingers.Joan of Arc of the North Woods
What is more, I suspect that you and Jumper have other relatives of whom you've never heard.
May I bring my cousin, Jumper the Hare, if he wants to come?
You know very well that Jumper the Hare is the only cousin I have.
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