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mump

verb \ˈməmp, dialectal, England " or ˈmu̇mp\

Definition of mump

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. transitive verb
  2. chiefly dialectal :  mumble ladies who mump their passion — Oliver Goldsmith

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 dialectal, England :  to grimace with the mouth :  grin

  5. 2 dialectal, England :  mumble

  6. 3 dialectal, England :  to be sullen or sulky make a shift at bearing yourself like a man, not mumping, not moping — J. G. Cozzens

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Origin and Etymology of mump

probably of imitative origin


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mump

noun \ˈməmp\

Definition of mump

plural

-s

  1. 1 obsolete :  grimace, grin

  2. 2 mumps plural :  sullenness :  silent displeasure

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mump

verb \ˈməmp, dialectal, England " or ˈmu̇mp\

Definition of mump

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. transitive verb
  2. chiefly dialectal :  cheat some debauched person who will mump you of your daughter — William Wycherley

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 dialectal, England :  beg, sponge one prince came mumping to them annually — T. B. Macaulay

  5. 2 dialectal, England :  cheat

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Origin and Etymology of mump

obsolete Dutch mompen


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