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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindquarters, croup, croupe, rumpnoun

    the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks

  2. rumpnoun

    fleshy hindquarters; behind the loin and above the round

  3. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, assnoun

    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

    "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"


  1. rumpnoun

    the hindquarters of an animal

  2. rumpnoun

    a cut of meat from the rump

  3. rumpnoun

    the buttocks

  4. rumpnoun

    remnant, as in rump parliament

  5. Etymology: From rumpe, from rumpr, from rump, ultimately from rumpō. Cognate with rumpur, rumpa, romp, Rumpf.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rumpnoun

    Etymology: rumpff, German.

    At her rump she growing had behind
    A fox’s tail. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    If his holiness would thump
    His reverend bum ’gainst horse’s rump,
    He might b’ equipt from his own stable. Matthew Prior.

    Rumps of beef with virgin honey strew’d. King.

    Last trotted forth the gentle swine,
    To ease her itch against the stump,
    And dismally was heard to whine,
    All as she scrubb’d her meazly rump. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

    A sailor’s wife had chesnuts in her lap,
    And mouncht,—give me quoth I
    Aroint the witch!—the rump fed ronyon cries. William Shakespeare.

    He charg’d him first to bind
    Crowdero’s hands on rump behind. Hudibras, p. i.


  1. rump

    A rump is the hind part of an animal, particularly referring to the buttocks and the upper part of the thighs. In human context, it may be used informally or humorously to refer to a person's buttocks. In politics, 'rump' can also refer to a small remnant of a former group or organization.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rumpnoun

    the end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts adjacent; the buttock or buttocks

  2. Rumpnoun

    among butchers, the piece of beef between the sirloin and the aitchbone piece. See Illust. of Beef

  3. Rumpnoun

    the hind or tail end; a fag-end; a remnant

  4. Etymology: [OE. rumpe; akin to D. romp trunk, body, LG. rump, G. rumpf, Dan. rumpe rump, Icel. rumpr, Sw. rumpa rump, tail.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rump

    rump, n. the end of the backbone of an animal with the parts adjacent.—n. Rum′per.—adj. Rump′-fed (Shak.), fattened in the rump, fat-bottomed.—adj. Rump′less, having no tail.—ns. Rump′-post, the share bone or pygostyle of a bird; Rump′-steak, steak cut from the thigh near the rump.—The rump, the remnant of the Long Parliament, after Col. Pryde's expulsion of about a hundred Presbyterian royalist members. [Ice. rumpr, Ger. rumpf, Dut. rumpe.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RUMP

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rump is ranked #29986 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rump surname appeared 783 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rump.

    91.3% or 715 total occurrences were White.
    4.6% or 36 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 16 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RUMP in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RUMP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of RUMP in a Sentence

  1. Michael Elleman:

    The Houthis themselves are not yet well-trained enough to fire a missile like that. The skill and expertise needed to operate the missile and target an air base are probably only present in the rump of Saleh's army.

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