Definition of sumpter
: a pack animal
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Gales was arrested and charged with the murder of Sumpter on May 10.
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Origin and Etymology of sumpter
Middle English, short for sompter hors, from sompter driver of a packhorse, from Anglo-French sumeter, from Vulgar Latin *sagmatarius, from Late Latin sagmat-, sagma packsaddle, from Greek; akin to Greek sattein to pack, stuff
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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