chump

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Compare Icelandic kumbr a chopping, English chop.

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chump ‎(plural chumps)

  1. (colloquial, pejorative) An incompetent person, a blockhead; a loser.
    That chump wouldn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.
  2. A gullible person; a sucker; someone easily taken advantage of; someone lacking common sense.
    It shouldn't be hard to put one over on that chump.
    • 2012 August 5, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “I Love Lisa” (season 4, episode 15; originally aired 02/11/1993)”[1]:
      Ralph Wiggum is generally employed as a bottomless fount of glorious non sequiturs, but in “I Love Lisa” he stands in for every oblivious chump who ever deluded himself into thinking that with persistence, determination, and a pure heart he can win the girl of his dreams.
  3. The thick end, especially of a piece of wood or of a joint of meat.
    • Dickens
      Shaped as if they had been unskilfully cut off the chump-end of something.

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