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mump

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[ muhmp, moomp ]
/ mʌmp, mʊmp /
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verb (used with object)
to mumble; mutter.
verb (used without object)
to sulk; mope.
to grimace.
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Origin of mump

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First recorded in 1580–90; imitative, apparently akin to mum1; compare Dutch mompen “to mumble, grumble,” German mimpfeln “to mumble while eating,” Icelandic mumpa “to take into the mouth, eat greedily”

Other definitions for mump (2 of 2)

mump2
[ muhmp, moomp ]
/ mʌmp, mʊmp /
British Dialect

verb (used with object)
to cheat.
verb (used without object)
to beg.

Origin of mump

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First recorded in 1645–55; from obsolete Dutch mompen “to conceal, cheat, deceive”
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British Dictionary definitions for mump (1 of 2)

mump1
/ (mʌmp) /

verb
(intr) archaic to be silent

Word Origin for mump

C16 (to grimace, sulk, be silent): of imitative origin, alluding to the shape of the mouth when mumbling or chewing

British Dictionary definitions for mump (2 of 2)

mump2
/ (mʌmp) /

verb
(intr) archaic to beg

Word Origin for mump

C17: perhaps from Dutch mompen to cheat
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