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Origin of lumpish

First recorded in 1400–50, lumpish is from the late Middle English word lumpisch. See lump1, -ish1
Related formslump·ish·ly, adverblump·ish·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for lumpish

awkward, bungling, clumsy, cumbersome, dull, stupid

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British Dictionary definitions for lumpish


  1. resembling a lump
  2. stupid, clumsy, or heavy
Derived Formslumpishly, adverblumpishness, noun
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