bumpety

1 of 2

adverb

bump·​e·​ty
ˈbəmpətē,
-pətē,
-i
variants or bumpity or bumpety-bump or bumpity-bump
¦⸗⸗⸗¦⸗
: in a bumping, thudding, or jolting way
he felt his heart go bumpety

bumpety

2 of 2

adjective

variants or bumpity
"
: jolting, bumpy
a bumpety ride in a wagon over rough roads

Word History

Etymology

Adverb

bumpety & bumpity irregular from bump entry 1; bumpety-bump & bumpity-bump reduplication of bump entry 1

Adjective

irregular from bumpy

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“Bumpety.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumpety. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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