on the stump

idiom

Definition of on the stump

: traveling around and giving speeches during a campaign for election to a political office candidates who give the same speech over and over when they're on the stump

Learn More about on the stump

Statistics for on the stump

Cite this Entry

“On the stump.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20stump. Accessed 8 December 2019.

Comments on on the stump

What made you want to look up on the stump? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to constrict the range or activity of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!