noun lump·kin \ˈləm(p)kə̇n\

Definition of lumpkin



  1. :  a clumsy often stupid person :  a blundering fool

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Origin and Etymology of lumpkin

after Tony Lumpkin, ignorant young man in the comedy She Stoops to Conquer (1773) by Oliver Goldsmith †1774 British author

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a trip made at another's expense

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