Chump end
Chump Chump (ch[u^]mp), n. [Cf. Icel. kumbr a chopping, E. chop.] 1. A short, thick, heavy piece of wood. --Morton. [1913 Webster]

2. a stupid person; a fool; a dolt; also, a dupe. [PJC]

{Chump end}, the thick end; as, the chump end of a joint of meat. --Dickens. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Chump — (ch[u^]mp), n. [Cf. Icel. kumbr a chopping, E. chop.] 1. A short, thick, heavy piece of wood. Morton. [1913 Webster] 2. a stupid person; a fool; a dolt; also, a dupe. [PJC] {Chump end}, the thick end; as, the chump end of a joint of meat. Dickens …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chump — [ tʃʌmp ] noun count 1. ) INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED a stupid person who is easily tricked 2. ) BRITISH a thick end of a piece of meat: a chump chop off your chump BRITISH INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED crazy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chump — ► NOUN 1) informal, dated a foolish person. 2) Brit. the thick end of something, especially a loin of lamb or mutton. ORIGIN originally in the sense «thick lump of wood»: probably a blend of CHUNK(Cf. ↑chunk) and LUMP(Cf. ↑lump) or STUMP(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • chump —    This word appeared at the beginning of the eighteenth century, apparently suggested by existing words such as ‘chunk’, ‘clump’, and ‘stump’. It was at first used of an end piece of wood, then the blunt end of anything, such as a cut of meat.… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • chump — chump1 chumpish, adj. chumpishness, n. /chump/, n. 1. Informal. a stupid person; dolt: Don t be a chump she s kidding you along. 2. a short, thick piece of wood. 3. the thick, blunt end of anything. 4. Slang. the head. 5. of …   Universalium

  • chump — UK [tʃʌmp] / US noun [countable] Word forms chump : singular chump plural chumps 1) informal old fashioned a stupid person who is easily tricked 2) British a thick end of a piece of meat a chump chop …   English dictionary

  • chump — /tʃʌmp / (say chump) noun 1. Colloquial a blockhead or dolt. 2. a short thick piece of wood. 3. the thick blunt end of anything. 4. Colloquial the head. 5. Meat Industry a section of lamb, hogget or mutton, between the leg and the loin, each… …   Australian English dictionary

  • chump — n. 1 colloq. a foolish person. 2 Brit. the thick end, esp. of a loin of lamb or mutton (chump chop). 3 a short thick block of wood. 4 Brit. sl. the head. Phrases and idioms: off one s chump Brit. sl. crazy. Etymology: 18th c.: blend of CHUNK and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chump — noun 1》 informal a foolish person. 2》 Brit. the thick end of something, especially a loin of lamb or mutton. Phrases off one s chump Brit. informal, dated mad. Origin C18: prob. a blend of chunk1 and lump1 or stump …   English new terms dictionary

  • chump chop — noun Etymology: chump (I) Britain : a mutton chop from the thick end of a loin …   Useful english dictionary

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