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Meaning of MUMP

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mump\, v. i. [Akin to mumble; cf. D. mompen to cheat;
    perh. orig., to whine like a beggar, D. mompelen to mumble.
    See {Mumble}, {Mum}, and cf. {Mumps}.]
    1. To move the lips with the mouth closed; to mumble, as in
       sulkiness.
    
             He mumps, and lovers, and hangs the lip. --Taylor,
                                                   1630.
    
    2. To talk imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly; to chatter
       unintelligibly.
    
    3. To cheat; to deceive; to play the beggar.
    
             And then when mumping with a sore leg, . . . canting
             and whining.                          --Burke.
    
    4. To be sullen or sulky. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    
  2. \Mump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mumped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Mumping}.]
    1. To utter imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly.
    
             Old men who mump their passion.       --Goldsmith.
    
    2. To work over with the mouth; to mumble; as, to mump food.
    
    3. To deprive of (something) by cheating; to impose upon.
    
    
 

 

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