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bumpy

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adjective \ˈbəm-pē\

Simple Definition of bumpy

  • of a surface : having or covered with bumps

  • : having sudden up and down movements

  • : having a lot of problems

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bumpy

bumpier

bumpiest

  1. 1 :  having or covered with bumps

  2. 2 a :  marked by bumps or jolts b :  marked by or full of difficulties

bumpily

play \-pə-lē\ adverb

bumpiness

play \-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of bumpy in a sentence

  1. The road is very bumpy.

  2. the bumpy skin of a cucumber

  3. The flight was very bumpy.

  4. The road was rough so we had a bumpy ride.



1865

First Known Use of bumpy

1865

Rhymes with bumpy


BUMPY Defined for Kids

bumpy

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adjective \ˈbəm-pē\

Definition of bumpy for Students

bumpier

bumpiest

  1. 1 :  having or covered with bumps <a bumpy road> <bumpy skin>

  2. 2 :  having sudden up-and-down movements <a bumpy ride>





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