bumpy

adjective
\ ˈbəm-pē How to pronounce bumpy (audio) \
bumpier; bumpiest

Definition of bumpy

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

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Other Words from bumpy

bumpily \ ˈbəm-​pə-​lē How to pronounce bumpily (audio) \ adverb
bumpiness \ ˈbəm-​pē-​nəs How to pronounce bumpiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of bumpy in a Sentence

The road is very bumpy. the bumpy skin of a cucumber The flight was very bumpy. The road was rough so we had a bumpy ride.
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Front caster wheels don’t track particularly well on bumpy ground or mowing sidehills. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Lawn Mower Buyer's Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Buy the Right Mower," 22 Feb. 2019 The incoming bosses will have a bumpier time than their predecessors. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "New Consumer CEOs Are Getting Tougher, Shorter Jobs," 15 Feb. 2019 These squash, popular in New England, have a tough, bumpy rind and range in color from orange to aqua blue. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "16 Types of Squash and Everything You Need to Know About Them," 28 Dec. 2018 Pro tip: Skip the bumpy drive or three-hour hike to one of the most photographed spots in Crete. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Islands in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Waitress follows Jenna's bumpy journey as a small town waitress with big dreams of entering a pie-making contest in order to leave her deadbeat husband, Earl. Sarah Grace Hart, Teen Vogue, "Broadway's "Waitress" Casts Nicolette Robinson in the Lead Role of Jenna," 26 July 2018 After a bumpy exit from USF, coach Skip Holtz has molded Louisiana Tech into a consistent winner in the Conference USA West Division. Iliana Limón Romero, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Talented Louisiana Tech is No. 49 in 2018 preseason college football rankings," 9 July 2018 Turbulence, the splintering of smooth streams of fluid into chaotic vortices, doesn’t just make for bumpy plane rides. Joshua Sokol, WIRED, "Flattened Fluids Help Scientists Understand Oceans and Atmospheres," 7 July 2018 But these are far from normal times, even for the routinely bumpy U.S.-Mexico relationship. Dudley Althaus, Washington Post, "Mexico’s leftist president-elect begins his outreach to the U.S. and Trump," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of bumpy

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bumpy was in 1865

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bumpy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bumpy

of a surface : having or covered with bumps
: having sudden up and down movements
: having a lot of problems

bumpy

adjective
\ ˈbəm-pē How to pronounce bumpy (audio) \
bumpier; bumpiest

Kids Definition of bumpy

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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