tump

noun
\ ˈtəmp How to pronounce tump (audio) \

Definition of tump

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 dialectal, chiefly England : mound, hummock
2 : a clump of vegetation

tump

verb
tumped; tumping; tumps

Definition of tump (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

chiefly Southern : to tip or turn over especially accidentally usually used with oversooner or later everybody tumps over. Nothing to worry about if you don't get caught under the canoe— Don Kennard

transitive verb

chiefly Southern : to cause to tip over : overturn, upset usually used with over

First Known Use of tump

Noun

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1967, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for tump

Noun

origin unknown

Verb

perhaps akin to British dialect tumpoke to fall head over heels

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“Tump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tump. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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