- 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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Examples from the Web for 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
I'd rather have heard the stump-speech, had it not been a little too personal on you.'