\ ˈməmp, dialectal, England " or ˈmu̇mp \

Definition of mump

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

chiefly dialectal : mumble ladies who mump their passion— Oliver Goldsmith

intransitive verb

1 dialectal, England : to grimace with the mouth : grin
2 dialectal, England : mumble
3 dialectal, England : to be sullen or sulky make a shift at bearing yourself like a man, not mumping, not moping— J. G. Cozzens


\ ˈməmp \
plural -s

Definition of mump (Entry 2 of 3)

1 obsolete : grimace, grin
2 mumps plural : sullenness : silent displeasure
\ ˈməmp, dialectal, England " or ˈmu̇mp \

Definition of mump (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

chiefly dialectal : cheat some debauched person who will mump you of your daughter— William Wycherley

intransitive verb

1 dialectal, England : beg, sponge one prince came mumping to them annually— T. B. Macaulay
2 dialectal, England : cheat

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History and Etymology for mump

Verb (1)

probably of imitative origin

Verb (2)

obsolete Dutch mompen

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“Mump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mump. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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