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mump1

[muhmp, moo mp]British Dialect
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verb (used with object)
  1. to mumble; mutter.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to sulk; mope.
  2. to grimace.
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Origin of mump1

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

mump2

[muhmp, moo mp]British Dialect
verb (used with object)
  1. to cheat.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to beg.
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Origin of mump2

First recorded in 1645–55, mump is from the Dutch word mompen (obsolete)
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Examples from the Web for mumping

Historical Examples

  • Why, as I am alive, this is the horse of that mumping villain Slingsby.

    Lavengro

    George Borrow

  • Marrying into the ‘mumping’ and house-dwelling families has brought this about, and soon there will be no true Romanies left.

  • When they come with their counterfeit looks, and mumping tones, think them players.

    Crimes of Charity

    Konrad Bercovici

  • None of your mumping, you old snapdragon; but tell me the truth, have they secured him hard and fast?

    Willy Reilly

    William Carleton

  • The sixth, a monk's mumping bottle made of the four metals together.


British Dictionary definitions for mumping

mump1

verb
  1. (intr) archaic to be silent
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Word Origin

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

mump2

verb
  1. (intr) archaic to beg
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Word Origin

C17: perhaps from Dutch mompen to cheat
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