Probably from Dutch homp (“hump, lump”) or Middle Low German hump (“heap, hill, stump”), from Old Saxon *hump (“hill, heap, thick piece”), from Proto-Germanic *humpaz (“hip, height”), from Proto-Indo-European *kumb-, *kumbʰ- (“curved”).
Cognate with West Frisian hompe (“lump, chunk”), Icelandic huppur (“flank”), Welsh cwm (“a hollow”), Latin incumbō, Albanian sumbull (“round button, bud”), Ancient Greek κύμβη (kýmbē, “bowl”), Avestan (xumba, “pot”), Sanskrit कुम्ब (kúmba, “thick end of bone”)). Replaced, and perhaps influenced by, Old English crump (“crooked, bent”). More at cramp.
hump (plural humps)
- A mound of earth.
- A rounded mass, especially a fleshy mass such as on a camel.
- A speed hump.
- (Discuss(+) this sense) A deformity in humans caused by abnormal curvature of the upper spine.
- (slang) An act of sexual intercourse.
- (UK, slang) A bad mood.
- get the hump, have the hump, take the hump.
- (slang) A painfully boorish person.
- That guy is such a hump!
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See also 
- (transitive) To bend something into a hump.
- (transitive, slang) To carry something, especially with some exertion.
- (intransitive, slang) To carry, especially with some exertion.
- (transitive, intransitive) To dry-hump.
- (transitive, slang) To have sex with.
- (intransitive, slang) To have sex.