wampus

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[wom-puh s]
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noun, plural wam·pus·es.

a strange or objectionable person; lout.

Origin of wampus

1
perhaps extracted from catawampus

wampus

2
[wom-puh s]

noun, plural wam·pus·es.

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Historical Examples of wampus

  • He snuggled the wanderer against his wampus and crawled into the wagon with him, eager to apply first aid to the case.

    Strange Stories of the Great Valley

    Abbie Johnston Grosvenor