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bumper

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noun bum·per \ ˈbəm-pər \

Definition of bumper

1 :a brimming cup or glass
2 :something unusually large

Origin and Etymology of bumper

probably from bump to bulge


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bumper

adjective

Definition of bumper

1 :unusually large
  • a bumper crop
2 :banner 2

Examples of bumper in a Sentence

  1. We had a bumper crop of tomatoes this year.

  2. it's been a bumper year for movies aimed at intelligent adults

First Known Use of bumper

1885

bumper Synonyms

Synonyms
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, excellent, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful
Antonyms
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched
Related Words
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditional
Near Antonyms
bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rate

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bumper

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noun bump·er \ ˈbəm-pər \

Definition of bumper

1 :a device for absorbing shock or preventing damage (as in collision); specifically :a bar at either end of an automobile
2 :one that bumps
3 :a brief interval on radio or television filled with music, video shots, or voice-overs that marks a break between a program and a commercial

First Known Use of bumper

1839



BUMPER Defined for English Language Learners

bumper

adjective

Definition of bumper for English Language Learners

  • : unusually large

  • : very good or successful


BUMPER Defined for Kids

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bumper

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noun bump·er \ ˈbəm-pər \

Definition of bumper for Students

:a bar across the front or back of a motor vehicle intended to lessen shock or damage from collision

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bumper

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adjective bum·per \ ˈbəm-pər \

Definition of bumper for Students

:larger or finer than usual
  • a bumper crop of corn


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