whump

[ hwuhmp, wuhmp ]
/ ʰwʌmp, wʌmp /

noun, verb


Nearby words

  1. whr.,
  2. whs. stk.,
  3. whse.,
  4. whsle,
  5. whsle.,
  6. whup,
  7. why,
  8. why'll,
  9. why're,
  10. why's

Origin of whump

First recorded in 1925–30; imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for whump

whump

/ (wʌmp) /

noun

informal a dull thud

Word Origin for whump

C19: of imitative origin

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Word Origin and History for whump

whump

v.

1897, of imitative origin. The noun is recorded from 1915.

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