Definition of rump
1a : the upper rounded part of the hindquarters of a quadruped mammalb : buttocksc : the sacral or dorsal part of the posterior end of a bird
2 : a cut of meat (such as beef) between the loin and round — see beef illustration
3 : a small or inferior remnant or offshoot; especially : a group (such as a parliament) carrying on in the name of the original body after the departure or expulsion of a large number of its members
Examples of rump in a Sentence
I slipped and fell on my rump.
she plopped down on her rump to listen to the campfire story
Recent Examples of rump from the Web
Those finches with the red bibs and reddish wash over the head along with a bright rose-red rump are house finches.
One photo from the event shows Alway holding a large American flag while standing on Freedom’s rump in the center of a huge arena.
Blame it on neo-electro producers DFA, whose aggressive fusion of disco, guitars, and acid bass transforms angular indie bands like the Rapture and Black Dice into shameless rump shakers.
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Origin and Etymology of rump
Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish rumpe rump; akin to Middle High German rumph torso
First Known Use: 15th century
RUMP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rump for English Language Learners
: the back part of an animal's body where the thighs join the hips
: a piece of meat that comes from the rump of a cow
: the part of the body you sit on
RUMP Defined for Kids
Definition of rump for Students
1 : the back part of an animal's body where the hips and thighs join
2 : a cut of beef between the loin and the round
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