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")
    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.