rump

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noun \ ˈrəmp \

Definition of rump

1 a :the upper rounded part of the hindquarters of a quadruped mammal
c :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

  1. I slipped and fell on my rump.

  2. she plopped down on her rump to listen to the campfire story

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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

rump Synonyms

Synonyms
backside, behind, booty (also bootie) [slang], bottom, breech, bum, buns, butt, caboose, can, cheeks, derriere (or derrière), duff, fanny, fundament, hams, haunches, heinie [slang], hunkers, keister (also keester) [slang], nates, posterior, rear, rear end, buttocks, seat, tail, tail end, tush [slang]
Related Words
beam, stern; moon [slang]

RUMP Defined for English Language Learners

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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

rump

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noun \ ˈrəmp \

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

Medical Dictionary

rump

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noun \ ˈrəmp \

medical Definition of rump

1 :the upper rounded part of the hindquarters of a quadruped mammal
2 :the seat of the body :buttocks


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