hump

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Etymology[edit]

Probably 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).

Noun[edit]

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hump (plural humps)

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

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Verb[edit]

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

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

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