Mump Mump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mumping}.] 1. To utter imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly. [1913 Webster]

Old men who mump their passion. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

2. To work over with the mouth; to mumble; as, to mump food. [1913 Webster]

3. To deprive of (something) by cheating; to impose upon. [1913 Webster]

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