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rump

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noun \ˈrəmp\

Simple Definition of rump

  • : 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. 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. 2 :  a cut of meat (as beef) between the loin and round — see beef illustration

  3. 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


RUMP Defined for Kids

rump

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noun \ˈrəmp\

Definition of rump

  1. 1 :  the back part of an animal's body where the hips and thighs join

  2. 2 :  a cut of beef between the loin and the round




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rump

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noun \ˈrəmp\

Medical Definition of rump

  1. 1:  the upper rounded part of the hindquarters of a quadruped mammal

  2. 2:  the seat of the body :  buttocks




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