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Probably borrowed 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).



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hump (plural humps)

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



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

  1. (transitive) To bend something into a hump.
    • Theodore Roosevelt
      The cattle were very uncomfortable, standing humped up in the bushes.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To carry (something), especially with some exertion.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To dry-hump.
    Stop humping the table, you sicko.
  4. (transitive, intransitive) To have sex (with).

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