hump

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Canada, UK) IPA(key): /hʌmp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌmp
Camels have humps on their backs.

Noun[edit]

hump (plural humps)

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

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To bend something into a hump.
  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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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly related to Low German humpel, compare with English hump.

Noun[edit]

hump m (definite singular humpen, indefinite plural humper, definite plural humpene)

  1. a bump or hump (e.g. in a road)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly related to Low German humpel, compare with English hump.

Noun[edit]

hump m (definite singular humpen, indefinite plural humpar, definite plural humpane)

  1. a bump or hump (e.g. in a road)

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