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 of an animal.
  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]

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

  1. to plunder, clean out of money
  2. (colloquial, humorous) Sexual intercourse.

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