bumpy

adjective \ ˈbəm-pē \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of bumpy

bumpier; bumpiest
1 : having or covered with bumps
2 a : marked by bumps or jolts
b : marked by or full of difficulties

bumpily

play \-pə-lē\ adverb

bumpiness

play \-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of bumpy in a Sentence

  1. The road is very bumpy.

  2. the bumpy skin of a cucumber

  3. The flight was very bumpy.

  4. The road was rough so we had a bumpy ride.

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First Known Use of bumpy

1865

bumpy Synonyms


BUMPY Defined for English Language Learners

bumpy

adjective

Definition of bumpy for English Language Learners

  • of a surface : having or covered with bumps

  • : having sudden up and down movements

  • : having a lot of problems


BUMPY Defined for Kids

bumpy

adjective \ ˈbəm-pē \

Definition of bumpy for Students

bumpier; bumpiest
1 : having or covered with bumps
  • a bumpy road
  • bumpy skin
2 : having sudden up-and-down movements
  • a bumpy ride


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