- a political campaign speech, especially one made on a campaign tour.
Origin of stump speech
An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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Contemporary Examples of stump speech
He hit many of his stump-speech points: abolish the death tax and the Energy Department and send Ben Bernanke packing.Newt Gingrich Rips GOP Establishment at CPAC Conference
February 10, 2012
Historical Examples of stump speech
I'd rather have heard the stump-speech, had it not been a little too personal on you.'