rump·​er | \ ˈrəmpə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of rumper

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

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First Known Use of rumper

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rumper

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

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“Rumper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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