rump

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English rumpe, from Old Norse rumpr (rump), from Middle Low German rump (the bulk or trunk of a body, trunk of a tree), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *rumpō (trunk of a tree, log). Cognate with Icelandic rumpur (rump), Swedish rumpa (rump), Dutch romp (trunk, body, hull), German Rumpf (hull, trunk, torso, trunk).

In the sense of remnant, first attested in the Rump Parliament of 1648.

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Noun[edit]

rump (plural rumps)

  1. the hindquarters of an animal
  2. a cut of meat from the rump
  3. the buttocks
  4. remnant, as in rump parliament

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rumpr (rump), from Middle Low German rump (the bulk or trunk of a body, trunk of a tree), from Proto-Germanic *rumpō (trunk of a tree, log).

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Noun[edit]

rump (plural rumps)

  1. (anatomy) rump
  2. a topside beef cut

Derived terms[edit]

  • rump an stump (completely, wholly, in its entirety)
  • rumple (rump, tail, haunches, buttocks, seat)

Verb[edit]

tae rump (third-person singular simple present rumps, present participle rumpin, simple past rumpit, past participle rumpit)

  1. to plunder, clean out of money