noun \ˈtəmp\

Definition of TUMP

dial chiefly English :  mound, hummock
:  a clump of vegetation

Origin of TUMP

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1589



Definition of TUMP

intransitive verb
chiefly Southern
:  to tip or turn over especially accidentally —usually used with over <sooner or later everybody tumps over. Nothing to worry about if you don't get caught under the canoe — Don Kennard>
transitive verb
chiefly Southern :  to cause to tip over :  overturn, upset —usually used with over

Origin of TUMP

perhaps akin to British dialect tumpoke to fall head over heels
First Known Use: 1967


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