/ (sʌmf) /

  1. Scot a stupid person; simpleton

Origin of sumph

C18: of uncertain origin

Words Nearby sumph

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How to use sumph in a sentence

  • "That man's sic a muckle sumph, he's no afeard o' onything," said Mrs. Mackenzie, the dragoon's little drunken wife.

    Flora Lyndsay | Susanna Moodie
  • She was; but he's such a perfect sumph, I'm thankful she's got quit of him.

    The Prodigal Father | J. Storer Clouston
  • But whats ordaint will come to pass, and its no my fault that the sumph Watty was na Charlie.

    The Entail | John Galt
  • Awa', ye great sumph, an' tak' it oot o' yon dur-r-r-ty ditch!

  • Why don't you ask sumph to publish 'em in your new paper—the what-d'ye-call-'em—hay, Shandon?

    The History of Pendennis | William Makepeace Thackeray