hum pie

humpback salmon

noun
a pink salmon inhabiting North Pacific waters: so-called because of the hump that appears behind the head of the male when it is ready for spawning.
Also called humpy, humpie.


Origin:
1800–10, Americanism

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humpy

3 [huhm-pee]
noun, plural humpies.
Also, humpie.


Origin:
hump(back) + -y2

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humpy1 (ˈhʌmpɪ)
 
adj , humpier, humpiest
1.  full of humps
2.  informal (Brit) angry or gloomy
 
humpiness1
 
n

humpy2 (ˈhʌmpɪ)
 
n , pl humpies
(Austral) a primitive hut
 
[C19: from a native Australian language]

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