plural -s
usually capitalized : a member or supporter of the Rump Parliament
[rump entry 1 + -er] : a slaughterhouse worker who removes the hide from the tail bone, rump, and hind legs

Word History


Rump Parliament, remnant of the Long Parliament in England after the expulsion of most of its members by the army of Cromwell in 1648 (from rump entry 1) + -er

First Known Use

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rumper was circa 1658

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“Rumper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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