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
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With no mention of onald-Day rump-Tay in Bush’s speech, that’s a lot easier to insist.
Among those voting in favor: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who with Corker and now Flake forms a rump group of outspoken Trump detractors.
With Russian and Iranian backing, the Assad regime has ensured its own survival inside a rump state within Syria.
The four countries surrounding Iraqi Kurdistan—Iran, Syria, Turkey and the rump of Arab Iraq—all fear that the referendum may provoke a resurgence of Kurdish nationalism.
As for where the rump meets the road, the Honda’s front seats are more comfortable and supportive, and the Mazda’s are flat and lack sufficient lumbar support.
There remain two Republican parties, one a Trump faction and one a rump faction.
The nation, whose territory was once a British colony, has remained largely peaceful, even as the rump Somalia state to the south has been torn by conflict for decades.
The throne is surrounded by three life-size silver lions with gold eyes, manes, and rumps, which serve as its protector.
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Origin and Etymology of rump
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbackside, 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 Wordsbeam, stern; moon [slang]
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