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gump

[guhmp] /gʌmp/
noun, Dialect
1.
a foolish or stupid person.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; origin uncertain
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Word Origin and History for gump
n.

"dolt, numskull," 1825; meaning "chicken" is from 1914, U.S. thieves' slang.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gump

gump

noun
  1. A fool; dolt; knucklehead (1825+)
  2. A chicken, esp a stolen one (1899+ Hoboes)
  3. A male homosexual (1950s+ Prison)

[fr British dialect, ''fool'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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