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 over sooner 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tump

Statistics for tump

Cite this Entry

“Tump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tump. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on tump

What made you want to look up tump? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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