Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
  2. (noun, body) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?
  3. (noun, food) fleshy hindquarters; behind the loin and above the round

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Alternate forms of Rump

Hyponyms: haunch

Hypernyms: body part, cut of beef

Origin of the word Rump

  1. "hind-quarters, buttocks of an animal," c.1440, from a Scand. source (cf. Dan., Norw. rumpe, Swed. rumpa), cognate with M.Du. romp, Ger. Rumpf "trunk, torso." Sense of "small remnant" derives from "tail" and is first recorded 1649 in ref. to the Eng. Rump Parliament (December 1648-April 1653). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Rump

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