Lump

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally the same as Lumpen (rag, tatter), later distinguished in form.

Noun[edit]

Lump m (genitive Lumpen or Lumps, plural Lumpen)

  1. cad (mean, ignoble, or dirty male person)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Lump may be declined according to the strong or weak pattern. The former is more originally standard, the latter more common in general usage.
  • The word is quite frequent in southern Germany and Austria; elsewhere it is not often heard.

Declension[edit]

Weak declension
Strong declension


External links[edit]

  • Lump in Duden online