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[chuhmp] /tʃʌmp/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to bite or chew; munch.
Also, chomp.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; variant of champ1
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British Dictionary definitions for chumping

chumping

/ˈtʃʌmpɪŋ/
noun
1.
(Yorkshire, dialect) collecting wood for bonfires on Guy Fawkes Day
Word Origin
from chump1 (sense 2)

chump1

/tʃʌmp/
noun
1.
(informal) a stupid person
2.
a thick heavy block of wood
3.
  1. the thick blunt end of anything, esp of a piece of meat
  2. (as modifier): a chump chop
4.
(Brit, slang) the head (esp in the phrase off one's chump)
Word Origin
C18: perhaps a blend of chunk and lump1

chump2

/tʃʌmp/
verb
1.
a less common word for chomp
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Word Origin and History for chumping

chump

n.

1703, "short, thick lump of wood," akin to Old Norse kumba "block of wood." Meaning "blockhead" is first attested 1883. Chump change attested by 1950.

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Slang definitions & phrases for chumping

chump

modifier

: The honest, hardworking immigrant was a chump game

noun

A stupid person, esp a dupe; sucker: I look like a chump these days (1877+)

verb

: You were chumped, Donna Rice and Marla Trump (1920s+)

Related Terms

off one's chump

[origin unknown; perhaps an alteration of chunk referring to blockheadedness]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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