rump
noun Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish rumpe rump; akin to Middle High German rumph torso Date: 15th century 1. a. the upper rounded part of the hindquarters of a quadruped mammal b. buttocks c. the sacral or dorsal part of the posterior end of a bird 2. a cut of meat (as beef) between the loin and round — see beef illustration 3. a small or inferior remnant or offshoot; especially a group (as a parliament) carrying on in the name of the original body after the departure or expulsion of a large number of its members

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  • Rump — Rump, n. [OE. rumpe; akin to D. romp trunk, body, LG. rump, G. rumpf, Dan. rumpe rump, Icel. rumpr, Sw. rumpa rump, tail.] 1. The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts adjacent; the buttock or buttocks. [1913 Webster] 2. Among butchers …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rump — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Aloys Rump (* 1949), deutscher Künstler Bernd Rump (* 1947), deutscher Theatermacher und autor, Lyriker, Songwriter Carsten Rump (* 1981), deutscher Fußballspieler Daniel Rumpius (Rump; 1549–1600),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rump — can refer to:Anatomy**Buttocks **Rump (croup) **Rump steakPolitics**Rump legislature **Rump organization **Rump Parliament **Rump state **Rump party …   Wikipedia

  • rump — [rʌmp] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: From a Scandinavian language] 1.) the part of an animal s back that is just above its legs 2.) rump steak good quality meat that comes from the rump of a cow 3.) the part of your body that you sit on used… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rump — rump; rump·er; rump·less; …   English syllables

  • rump — hind quarters, buttocks of an animal, mid 15c., from a Scandinavian 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 1640s in reference… …   Etymology dictionary

  • rump — [rump] n. [ME rumpe < ON rumpr, akin to Ger rumpf, trunk (of the body) < IE base * remb , * romb , to chop, notch > Czech roubiti, to chop] 1. the hind part of the body of an animal, where the legs and back join, or the sacral part of a… …   English World dictionary

  • rump — The shares not taken up by shareholders in a rights issue. Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010 …   Law dictionary

  • rump — [ rʌmp ] noun count 1. ) the part of an animal s body above its back legs 2. ) a small part of a company, a group of people, or a country that remains when the rest of it has left or has been removed 3. ) HUMOROUS your BUTTOCKS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rump — [n] bottom, posterior of animal or human back, backside, beam, behind, breech, bum*, butt, butt end, buttocks, can*, croup, derrière, duff*, fanny*, haunches, hind end, hindquarters, keister*, moon*, prat, rear, rear end, sacrum, seat, tail*,… …   New thesaurus

  • rump — ► NOUN 1) the hind part of the body of a mammal or the lower back of a bird. 2) a small or unimportant remnant. ORIGIN probably Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

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