Origin of rump
Examples from the Web for rump
Whether the vote in a rump referendum over the weekend genuinely reflected public opinion in the eastern-most regions is doubtful.
According to SEC filings, it is this rump company which will be left with liability for any crimes.Rupert Murdoch Recalled to Parliament as Police Launch Investigation|Peter Jukes|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The GOP today is a rump amalgamation of plutocrats and the people who service their air conditioning.Michael Tomasky: Obama Is Winning Because of the Shrinking GOP|Michael Tomasky|July 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
According to tradition, that's what Oliver Cromwell told the English “rump parliament” when he dissolved it in 1653.
The rump euro zone would be stronger, and currencies can do pretty well during a crisis, depending on how the central bank reacts.Why the Euro Is Dipping So Low—and Whether We Should Care|Felix Salmon|December 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It has a rump pattern all to itself and is therefore readily detected in flight.Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2)|Arthur Cleveland Bent
Immature: Resembles adult, but lighter and more rufous in color; wings and rump paler, wings edged with rufous buff.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3|Rollin H. Baker
But the "Rump" had enjoyed its two years of power, and had no wish to disperse.A History of England|Charles Oman
Dove drew his chair close up to Rump and put his arm around his neck and kissed him.The Funny Philosophers|George Yellott
A piece of ribs of the same weight, much the same time, and a rump four hours.
British Dictionary definitions for rump
Word Origin for rump
Word Origin and History for rump
"hind-quarters, buttocks of an animal," mid-15c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish, Norwegian rumpe, Swedish rumpa), from or corresponding to Middle Dutch romp, German Rumpf "trunk, torso." Sense of "small remnant" derives from "tail" and is first recorded 1640s in reference to the English Rump Parliament (December 1648-April 1653). As an adjective from c.1600.