mump

1
[ muhmp, moo mp ]
/ mʌmp, mʊmp /
British Dialect
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verb (used with object)

to mumble; mutter.

verb (used without object)

to sulk; mope.
to grimace.

Nearby words

  1. mummification,
  2. mummify,
  3. mummy,
  4. mummy bag,
  5. mummy porn,
  6. mumps,
  7. mumps skin test antigen,
  8. mumps virus,
  9. mumps virus vaccine,
  10. mumpsimus

Origin of mump

1
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

mump

2
[ muhmp, moo mp ]
/ mʌmp, mʊmp /
British Dialect

verb (used with object)

to cheat.

verb (used without object)

to beg.

Origin of mump

2
First recorded in 1645–55, mump is from the Dutch word mompen (obsolete)

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British Dictionary definitions for mumping

mump

1
/ (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

mump

2
/ (mʌmp) /

verb

(intr) archaic to beg

Word Origin for mump

C17: perhaps from Dutch mompen to cheat

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