the hump


British, informal
: a state in which one is angry or upset
She gets the hump when she loses.
Losing gives her the hump.

Examples of the hump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Next, as soon as the hump is formed, crews are instructed to immediately put down temporary reflective tape until crews can add permanent markings. Globe Staff,, 22 Aug. 2023 There was no mistaking the hump on its back, the broad face and the guard hairs. Ed Wiseman, Outdoor Life, 13 Feb. 2023 This ocean dweller, which is often called a camel cowfish because of the hump on its dorsal keel, has a robust exoskeleton to protect it against the pressure of the deep sea. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 25 Oct. 2022 There was some excitement among the crew at the northern Ohio rail yard when the hump reopened. Esther Fung, WSJ, 6 Sep. 2022 Male bison can be as tall as 6.5 feet at the hump and weigh up to 2,400 pounds, says the zoo. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 22 Mar. 2023 While its performance in those battles in San Antonio haven’t had the same outcomes as of late, Thursday’s success indicates that Kimball may finally have overcome the hump. Lia Assimakopoulos, Dallas News, 9 Mar. 2023 This has shocked a lot of iPhone fans because the iPhone 14 Pro’s camera bump was already substantially bigger than the hump of the iPhone 13 Pro. Gordon Kelly, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'the hump.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near the hump

Cite this Entry

“The hump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!