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noun British Dialect.
  1. a small mound, hill, or rise of ground.
  2. a clump of grass, shrubs, or trees, especially rising from a swamp or bog.
  3. a heap or stack, as a haystack.
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Origin of tump

First recorded in 1580–90; of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for tump

Historical Examples

  • Another man was crossing the court, crates of chickens on his tump line.

    When the Owl Cries

    Paul Bartlett

  • With the tump line one can carry goods of most any bulk and shape.

    Touring Afoot

    Claude Powell Fordyce

  • He watched Tump stroke the face of his medal with his fingers.


    T.S. Stribling

  • I'll have Tump Pack come around and pay you my subscription, Peter.


    T.S. Stribling

  • Tump himself got up out of the dust with tears of laughter in his eyes.


    T.S. Stribling

British Dictionary definitions for tump


  1. Western English dialect a small mound or clump
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Word Origin

C16: of unknown origin
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