verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of thump
Examples from the Web for thumper
Historical Examples of thumper
By the bones of Prosodius, I expected a lie, but not such a thumper as that.Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories
Thumper, a magnificently constructed lie, a lie about which there is no stint of imaginative power.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
Shut up like a rat-trap, and trotted off twist-ways, the "Thumper" did, huffed in 'is boozy old style.
The word coblyn has the double meaning of knocker or thumper and sprite or fiend; and may it not be the original of goblin?British Goblins
She did not want a "thumper," for Mimi would play as many waltzes and polkas as the company desired.
Word Origin for thump
1530s, "to strike hard," probably imitative of the sound made by hitting with a heavy object (cf. East Frisian dump "a knock," Swedish dialectal dumpa "to make a noise"). Related: Thumped; thumping.
1550s, from thump (v.).