wampus

1
[ wom-puh s ]
/ ˈwɒm pəs /
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noun, plural wam·pus·es.

a strange or objectionable person; lout.

Nearby words

  1. wammus,
  2. wampanoag,
  3. wampish,
  4. wampum,
  5. wampumpeag,
  6. wamus,
  7. wan,
  8. wan-hsien,
  9. wan2tlk,
  10. wanamaker

Origin of wampus

1
perhaps extracted from catawampus

wampus

2
[ wom-puh s ]
/ ˈwɒm pəs /

noun, plural wam·pus·es.

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Examples from the Web for 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