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whump

[ hwuhmp, wuhmp ]
/ ʰwʌmp, wʌmp /
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noun, verb

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Origin of whump

First recorded in 1925–30; imitative

Words nearby whump

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Example sentences from the Web for whump

  • I landed sort of spread-eagle flat and seemed to hang there before I slid down the wall to the floor with a meaty-sounding Whump!

    Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
  • Edwards heard the command, then the steady whump-whump of the feet of marching men.

British Dictionary definitions for whump

whump
/ (wʌmp) /

noun

informal a dull thud

Word Origin for whump

C19: of imitative origin
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