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Definition of rump

1a : 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

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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 on the Web The bold white rump patch is both eye catching and provides a sturdy base so the decoys won't blow over. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "The Waterfowl Hunter’s Holiday Gift Guide," 16 Nov. 2020 The question now is this: Will the rump of Corbyn’s supporters mount a coup attempt on Starmer? Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "The Rare Sight of a Political Reckoning," 30 Oct. 2020 Progressives may be willing to welcome new immigrants as compatriots, but conservatives in the White House are intent on a white nationalist rump state. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "The case for a billion Americans," 19 Sep. 2020 Just a few weeks after arriving in Indiana with her bare rump, the tarantula shed her exoskeleton and unfurled a fresh, furry backside, Pearson says. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "Finding a forever home for trafficked tarantulas," 16 Sep. 2020 Although everyone who approached us immediately recognized the BMW roundel on the B7's nose and rump, the Alpina lettering on the blue brake calipers and the bottom of the front bumper is a mystery to non-enthusiasts. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 BMW Alpina B7 Upends the 7-Series Hierarchy," 9 Sep. 2020 For Easter, our fairy godsister sent us a lamb roast, stew meat, chuck roast, steak, pork chop, rump roast, meatballs, sirloin tip, hot dogs and even knockwurst. Kevin Fisher-paulson,, "Fisher-Paulson: No matter what a family looks like, teenagers will avoid their parents," 28 Apr. 2020 Netanyahu might have to accept negotiations with Palestinians on a rump state. Aaron David Miller, Time, "To Annex or Not to Annex: What Will Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Do Next?," 13 May 2020 Bidets are also way cleaner and less rough on the rump than wiping. Popular Science, "Bidets for a cleaner and greener bathroom routine," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of rump

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for rump

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish rumpe rump; akin to Middle High German rumph torso

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25 Nov 2020

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“Rump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rump

: 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
humorous : the part of the body you sit on


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Kids Definition of rump

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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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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