adjective \ˈbəm(p)-shəs\

: proud or confident in a loud and rude way that annoys other people

Full Definition of BUMPTIOUS

:  presumptuously, obtusely, and often noisily self-assertive :  obtrusive
bump·tious·ly adverb
bump·tious·ness noun

Examples of BUMPTIOUS

  1. <a bumptious young man whose family wealth gave him a sense of entitlement>


1bump + -tious (as in fractious)
First Known Use: 1803

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