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What does stump speech come from?
A stump speech is a campaign speech—a speech made to encourage people to vote for a politician.
The word stump can refer to a platform for making speeches. This use isn’t common, but this sense of the word is commonly used in a figurative way to refer to the place where political campaign speeches are made, especially in the phrase on the stump, as in The senator went out on the stump to try to win re-election.
Stump can also be used as a verb meaning to campaign, as in He’s stumping in Iowa today or He has endorsed the senator and will be stumping for her.
The term stump speech most often refers to a speech made on a campaign tour. It most commonly refers to a speech made by the politician who’s campaigning, but it can also refer to a speech made in support of that politician. This person can be called a stumper.
Example: He uses the same stump speech at every campaign stop—he just changes the name of the city each time.
Where does stump speech come from?
The first records of the term stump speech come from around 1820. It was first and is primarily used in the U.S. The first records of the word stump to refer to a platform for speechmaking come from the 1770s.
Politicians are always making speeches. This is especially true when they’re trying to get re-elected. Calling a speech a stump speech indicates that it’s a campaign speech, but it also sometimes implies that it’s a bit formulaic and maybe just not that good.
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What are some synonyms for stump speech?
- campaign speech
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How is stump speech used in real life?
Stump speech is always used in the context of politics. It especially refers to a speech made during a campaign tour.
#AKSen: One of the best stump speech lines by Dem Scott McAdams: Joe Miller "wants to repeal the 20th Century"! http://ssp.bz/axdnaX
— Daily Kos Elections (@DKElections) October 1, 2010
Hillary builds to her tried and true stump speech line: "I'm a progressive who gets things done!" Crowd responds with inevitable whooooo!
— Adam L. Penenberg (@Penenberg) February 6, 2016
If Justice Alito wants to give political stump speeches, he should step down from the Court once President-Elect Biden is sworn in and run for Congress. We need a constitutional amendment barring Article III judges from politicking. It is a tremendous conflict ofinterest.
— Mike Fox (@foxmike90) November 13, 2020
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A stump speech is always made by the person seeking election.
How to use stump speech in a sentence
The story of Mayfield is the story of many small towns in this country, told again and again in campaign stump speeches and Bruce Springsteen songs, to the point that it sounds now more like myth.My Family's Hometown Was Destroyed by a Tornado But For Many It Had Already Been Lost|Lee Cole|December 14, 2021|Time
In stump speeches, Youngkin often invokes Virginia’s roster of Founding Fathers to pledge a return to traditional values that empower individuals to succeed.McAuliffe, Youngkin make final pleas in Virginia’s race for governor|Gregory S. Schneider, Laura Vozzella|October 28, 2021|Washington Post
After park workers in Gastonia told Jackson that his portable loudspeaker was forbidden, Jackson hopped up on a picnic table and shouted out his stump speech.
The book reads like a 300-page stump speech in a one-man campaign to be elected Guy Who Knows the Most About Politics.Chris Matthews’ new book catalogues his front-row seat to history|Charlotte Alter|June 11, 2021|Washington Post
They are model citizens, the kind of people whose lives might be used as exemplary stories by a politician in a stump speech.The 2014 Novel of the Year|Nathaniel Rich|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Schwartz finally arrived, she gave a version of her sunny stump speech.How the Left Cut Down a Democratic Frontrunner|David Freedlander|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lastly, at his speech last night, Cruz got lots of hoots and hollers for his stump speech about guns/growth/freedom.Why Does Ted Cruz Inspire Such Animosity?|David Frum|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, during his final stump speech of the campaign, Obama's cheeks were streaked with tears.Robert Gibbs Plans a Good Cry|Lloyd Grove|November 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In his stump speech, he calls them “powerful, mean people.”Joe Walsh Vs. Tammy Duckworth: Yelps, ‘Lies’ and Tough Talk in Illinois House Showdown|Lloyd Grove|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Thus, the interpreter, confusing the points of situation, transforms the monologue into a stump speech.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue|S. S. Curry
Taking out a wooden leg, he answered: "A stump speech agin the war."The Irish on the Somme|Michael MacDonagh
If ye were to hear that fellow make a stump speech on States' rights, you'd think him a Samson on Government.Manuel Pereira|F. C. Adams
And for a wind-up you can give them a stump speech, and I'll bill you as Lew Dockstader, second.A Pirate of Parts|Richard Neville
They were not slow in claiming that he would make a better stump speech than any one at the county seat.Lincoln, the Politician|T. Aaron Levy