lumpy

[luhm-pee]

adjective, lump·i·er, lump·i·est.

full of lumps: lumpy gravy.
covered with lumps, as a surface.
heavy or clumsy, as in movement or style; crude: a lumpy gait; a lumpy narrative.
(of water) rough or choppy.

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Origin of lumpy

First recorded in 1700–10; lump1 + -y1
Related formslump·i·ly, adverblump·i·ness, nounun·lump·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lumpy

lumpy

adjective lumpier or lumpiest

full of or having lumps
(esp of the sea) rough
(of a person) heavy or bulky
Derived Formslumpily, adverblumpiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lumpy
adj.

1707, from lump (n.) + -y (2). Related: Lumpiness.

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