Supposedly this is the hump day, at least according to the juice girl at my gym who probably knows better than most.
Despite 20 years of cycling between expectation and disappointment, I hump along with that aim in mind.
Diplomatic dispatches at the time, written by men who had no reason to lie to their own rulers, reported no hump or withered arm.
Also 2004: John Kerry kept it close but never got over the hump.
Of course, not even a new Contract With America may be enough to help Republicans over the hump in 2010.
“Luncheon” is an extended form of “lunch” (another form of “lump,” as “hunch” is of “hump”).
If we hump ourselves we ken cross the divide afore the road is blocked.
I'm goin' over thar ter hump Doane's house—an' reason with them hotheads.
He's got no call to crawl my hump when you boys are doin' the best you can.
I declare that the hump seemed the one normal thing about it.
1680s (in hump-backed), from Dutch homp "lump," from Middle Low German hump "bump," from Proto-Germanic *hump-, from PIE *kemb- "to bend, turn, change, exchange." Replaced, or perhaps influenced by, crump, from Old English crump. A meaning attested from 1901 is "mound in a railway yard over which cars must be pushed," which may be behind the figurative sense of "critical point of an undertaking" (1914). Humpback whale is from 1725.
"to do the sex act with," attested from 1785, but the source of this indicates it is an older word. Meaning "to raise into a hump" is from 1840. Related: Humped; humping.
[one of many fanciful coinages for something unspecified; probably related to hooter, ''anything trifling,'' found fr the mid-1800s, and to hewgag, ''an indeterminate, unknown mythical creature,'' similarly found; the syllable hoo-, which is prominent in such coinages, probably represents the interrogative pronoun who; the folk-music sense is based on this, in spite of a fanciful explanation by the singer Woody Guthrie, involving a loud singer called Hootin' Annie]