variants or bumpity-bump
see 1bumpety
or bumpety-bumpety or bumpity-bumpity
: an uneven jolting, thudding, or beating
the bumpety-bump of the wagon over the cobblestones
the nervous bumpety-bumpety of his heart

Word History


reduplication of bump entry 2

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“Bumpety-bump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumpety-bump. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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