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gumption

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noun gump·tion \ˈgəm(p)-shən\

Simple Definition of gumption

  • : courage and confidence

Full Definition of gumption

  1. 1 chiefly dialect :  common sense, horse sense

  2. 2 :  enterprise, initiative <lacked the gumption to try>

Examples of gumption

  1. It took a lot of gumption to speak up for yourself like that.

  2. <that girl has no more gumption than a grasshopper and is likely to marry the first man who comes along>



Origin of gumption

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1719


GUMPTION Defined for Kids

gumption

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noun gump·tion \ˈgəmp-shən\

Definition of gumption

  1. :  courage





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