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rump

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/ rʌmp /
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noun
adjective
constituting a subsidiary or small group or the remnant of a once larger organization: Our local Shakespeare Club will hold a rump meeting at the Elizabethan Drama Teachers' convention.
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Origin of rump

1375–1425; late Middle English rumpe<Scandinavian; compare Danish, Norwegian, Swedish rumpe rump, tail; cognate with German Rumpf body, trunk

OTHER WORDS FROM rump

rumpless, adjective
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How to use rump in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rump

rump
/ (rʌmp) /

noun
the hindquarters of a mammal, not including the legs
the rear part of a bird's back, nearest to the tail
a person's buttocks
Also called: rump steak a cut of beef from behind the loin and above the round
an inferior remnant

Derived forms of rump

rumpless, adjective

Word Origin for rump

C15: from Scandinavian; compare Danish rumpe, Icelandic rumpr, German Rumpf trunk of the body
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