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Meaning of RUMP

Pronunciation:  rump

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks
  2. [n]  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  3. [n]  fleshy hindquarters; behind the loin and above the round

RUMP is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: arse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, croup, croupe, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush
 See Also: body, body part, body part, cut of beef, haunch, quadruped, rump roast, rump steak, torso, trunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rump\, n. [OE. rumpe; akin to D. romp trunk, body, LG.
rump, G. rumpf, Dan. rumpe rump, Icel. rumpr, Sw. rumpa rump,
1. The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts
   adjacent; the buttock or buttocks.

2. Among butchers, the piece of beef between the sirloin and
   the aitchbone piece. See Illust. of {Beef}.

3. Fig.: The hind or tail end; a fag-end; a remnant.

{Rump Parliament}, or {The Rump} (Eng. Hist.), the remnant of
   the Long Parliament after the expulsion by Cromwell in
   1648 of those who opposed his purposes. It was dissolved
   by Cromwell in 1653, but twice revived for brief sessions,
   ending finally in 1659.

         The Rump abolished the House of Lords, the army
         abolished the Rump, and by this army of saints
         Cromwell governed.                    --Swift.

{Rump steak}, a beefsteak from the rump. --Goldsmith.