noun \ˈrəmp\

: the back part of an animal's body where the thighs join the hips

: a piece of meat that comes from the rump of a cow

: the part of the body you sit on

Full Definition of RUMP

a :  the upper rounded part of the hindquarters of a quadruped mammal
b :  buttocks
c :  the sacral or dorsal part of the posterior end of a bird
:  a cut of meat (as beef) between the loin and round — see beef illustration
:  a small or inferior remnant or offshoot; especially :  a group (as a parliament) carrying on in the name of the original body after the departure or expulsion of a large number of its members

Examples of RUMP

  1. I slipped and fell on my rump.
  2. <she plopped down on her rump to listen to the campfire story>

Origin of RUMP

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Dan rumpe rump; akin to Middle High German rumph torso
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to RUMP

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral


noun \ˈrəmp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RUMP

: the upper rounded part of the hindquarters of a quadruped mammal
: the seat of the body : buttocks


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