dumps

plural noun
\ ˈdəm(p)s How to pronounce dumps (audio) \

Definition of dumps

: a gloomy state of mind : despondency in the dumps

Examples of dumps in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Can Evers continue to get positive job ratings while the public mood sours and Democratic President Joe Biden’s job ratings remain in the dumps? Craig Gilbert, Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2022 But now that those high-fliers are in the dumps, investors should take another look at value stocks, experts said. Medora Lee, USA TODAY, 9 June 2022 For tower dumps, only a judge can approve the warrant. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Apr. 2022 Rex said his career was in the dumps before Baker called him for the shoestring film. Lindsey Bahr, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Mar. 2022 Rex said his career was in the dumps before Baker called him for the shoestring film. Lindsey Bahr, ajc, 7 Mar. 2022 Rex said his career was in the dumps before Baker called him for the shoestring film. NBC News, 7 Mar. 2022 Tuesday night’s State of the Union address arrives with Joe Biden’s approval rating in the dumps at about 42%. Andy Kessler, WSJ, 27 Feb. 2022 One problem facing Ukrainian troops is a shortage of weapons that can complete interdiction missions, striking targets such as fuel convoys, ammunition dumps, and higher headquarters units beyond the four-mile range of the Switchblade 300. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dumps

1529, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dumps

probably from Dutch domp haze, from Middle Dutch damp — more at damp

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23 Jun 2022

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“Dumps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumps. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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dumps

noun plural
\ ˈdəmps How to pronounce dumps (audio) \

Kids Definition of dumps

: a sad mood down in the dumps

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