From Middle English rumpe, from Old Norse rumpr (“rump”), from Middle Low German rump (“the bulk or trunk of a body, trunk of a tree”), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *rumpō (“trunk of a tree, log”). Cognate with Icelandic rumpur (“rump”), Swedish rumpa (“rump”), Dutch romp (“trunk, body, hull”), German Rumpf (“hull, trunk, torso, trunk”).
- Rhymes: -ʌmp
rump (plural rumps)
- the hindquarters of an animal
- a cut of meat from the rump
- the buttocks
- remnant, as in rump parliament
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