Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

lumpy

play
adjective \ˈləm-pē\

Simple Definition of lumpy

  • : having lumps : full of lumps

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lumpy

lumpier

lumpiest

  1. 1 a :  filled or covered with lumps b :  characterized by choppy waves

  2. 2 :  having a heavy clumsy appearance

  3. 3 :  uneven and often crude in style

lumpily

play \-pə-lē\ adverb

lumpiness

play \-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of lumpy in a sentence

  1. <the lumpy mashed potatoes were cold as well>

  2. <before painting, we had to sand the lumpy surface to make it smooth>



Circa 1706

First Known Use of lumpy

circa 1706


LUMPY Defined for Kids

lumpy

play
adjective \ˈləm-pē\

Definition of lumpy for Students

lumpier

lumpiest

  1. :  having or full of lumps <a lumpy mattress>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lumpy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make consistent or congruous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommadate acommodate accommodate accomodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ