hump

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Etymology[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

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hump (plural humps)

  1. A mound of earth.
  2. A rounded mass, especially a fleshy mass such as on a camel.
  3. A speed hump.
  4. (Discuss(+) this sense) A deformity in humans caused by abnormal curvature of the upper spine.
  5. (slang) An act of sexual intercourse.
  6. (UK, slang) A bad mood.
    get the hump, have the hump, take the hump.
  7. (slang) A painfully boorish person.
    That guy is such a hump!

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Verb[edit]

hump (third-person singular simple present humps, present participle humping, simple past and past participle humped)

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  1. (transitive) To bend something into a hump.
  2. (transitive, slang) To carry something, especially with some exertion.
  3. (intransitive, slang) To carry, especially with some exertion.
  4. (transitive, intransitive) To dry-hump.
  5. (transitive, slang) To have sex with.
  6. (intransitive, slang) To have sex.

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