- to mumble; mutter.
- to sulk; mope.
- to grimace.
Origin of mump1
- to cheat.
- to beg.
Origin of mump2
Examples from the Web for mumping
Historical Examples of mumping
Why, as I am alive, this is the horse of that mumping villain Slingsby.Lavengro
Marrying into the ‘mumping’ and house-dwelling families has brought this about, and soon there will be no true Romanies left.George Borrow in East Anglia
William A. Dutt
When they come with their counterfeit looks, and mumping tones, think them players.Crimes of Charity
None of your mumping, you old snapdragon; but tell me the truth, have they secured him hard and fast?Willy Reilly
The sixth, a monk's mumping bottle made of the four metals together.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
- (intr) archaic to be silent
Word Origin for mump
- (intr) archaic to beg