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

Definition of dumps

: a gloomy state of mind : despondency in the dumps

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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The first known use of dumps was in 1529

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“Dumps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumps?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=d&file=dumps001. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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noun plural
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Kids Definition of dumps

: a sad mood down in the dumps

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