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rump

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

1
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
2
:  a cut of meat (as beef) between the loin and round — see beef illustration
3
:  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
RUMP Defined for Kids

rump

noun \ˈrəmp\

Definition of RUMP for Kids

1
:  the back part of an animal's body where the hips and thighs join
2
:  a cut of beef between the loin and the round
Medical Dictionary

rump

noun \ˈrəmp\

Medical Definition of RUMP

1
:  the upper rounded part of the hindquarters of a quadruped mammal
2
:  the seat of the body :  buttocks

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