Definition of


  1. (noun, shape) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    the hump of a camel
    he stood on the rocky prominence
    the occipital protuberance was well developed
    the bony excrescence between its horns
  2. (verb, contact) have sexual intercourse with
    Adam knew Eve
    Were you ever intimate with this man?
  3. (verb, motion) round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Hump

  1. 1680s (in hump-backed), from Du. homp "lump," from M.L.G. hump "bump," from P.Gmc. *khump-. Replaced, or perhaps influenced by, O.E. crump. A meaning attested from 1901 is "mound in a railway yard over which cars must be pushed," which may be behind the figurative sense of "critical point of an undertaking" (1914). The verb meaning "to do the … more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Hump

hemianopia, hemp, home movie, homeboy, homophobe, homophobia, honeybee, huambo, hum-vee, humify, humvee

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