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bumper

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noun bum·per \ˈbəm-pər\

Definition of bumper

  1. 1 :  a brimming cup or glass

  2. 2 :  something unusually large



Origin and Etymology of bumper

probably from bump to bulge


First Known Use: 1676


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bumper

adjective bum·per

Simple Definition of bumper

  • : unusually large

  • : very good or successful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bumper

  1. 1 :  unusually large <a bumper crop>

  2. 2 :  banner 2

Examples of bumper in a sentence

  1. We had a bumper crop of tomatoes this year.

  2. <it's been a bumper year for movies aimed at intelligent adults>



1885

First Known Use of bumper

1885


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bumper

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noun bump·er \ˈbəm-pər\

Definition of bumper

  1. 1 :  a device for absorbing shock or preventing damage (as in collision); specifically :  a bar at either end of an automobile

  2. 2 :  one that bumps

  3. 3 :  a brief interval on radio or television filled with music, video shots, or voice-overs that marks a break between a program and a commercial



1839

First Known Use of bumper

1839



BUMPER Defined for Kids

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bumper

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noun bump·er \ˈbəm-pər\

Definition of bumper for Students

  1. :  a bar across the front or back of a motor vehicle intended to lessen shock or damage from collision




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bumper

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adjective bum·per \ˈbəm-pər\

Definition of bumper for Students

  1. :  larger or finer than usual <a bumper crop of corn>





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