tump

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Welsh twmp, twm.

Noun[edit]

tump (plural tumps)

  1. (UK, rare) A mound or hillock.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      The island was two rocks grey as twilight between which a tump of iron loam ribbed with flint bore a stand of fir and spruce.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ainsworth to this entry?)

Verb[edit]

tump (third-person singular simple present tumps, present participle tumping, simple past and past participle tumped)

  1. To form a mass of earth or a hillock about.
    to tump teasel

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from tumpoke.

Verb[edit]

tump (third-person singular simple present tumps, present participle tumping, simple past and past participle tumped)

  1. (transitive, Southern US) to bump, knock (usually used with "over", possibly a combination of "tip" and "dump")
    Don't tump that bucket over!
  2. (intransitive, Southern US) To fall over.
  3. (US, dialect) To draw or drag, as a deer or other animal after it has been killed.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bartlett to this entry?)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Penobscot; see tumpline for more.

Noun[edit]

tump (plural tumps)

  1. (uncommon) A tumpline.