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humpy1

[huhm-pee] /ˈhʌm pi/
adjective, humpier, humpiest.
1.
full of humps.
2.
resembling a hump; humplike.
Origin of humpy1
1700-1710
1700-10; hump + -y1
Related forms
humpiness, noun

humpy2

[huhm-pee] /ˈhʌm pi/
noun, plural humpies. Australian
1.
any crude Aborigine hut or shelter, especially a shanty built at the edge of a town.
Origin
1840-50; < Tharapal (Australian Aboriginal language spoken between Moreton Bay and Wide Bay, S Queensland), recorded as umpī (h intrusive)

humpy3

or humpie

[huhm-pee] /ˈhʌm pi/
noun, plural humpies.
Origin
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Examples from the Web for humpy
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  • Also, a small loaf of sour bread sells for a shilling at the humpy aforementioned.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • Pete stared as he recognised humpy Dee and five other partners in the raid.

    Nic Revel George Manville Fenn
  • There's a sort of dell down here in front of us, where the ground seems all hilly and humpy and hummocky.

    The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
  • humpy gave his mouth a slap, as if to shut it, and the settler turned to Nic.

    Nic Revel George Manville Fenn
  • I take it,” said humpy Harlow, “because it is such strange weather that one does not know what to do.

  • When humpy heard this, his eyes sparkled with excitement and anticipation.

    Rufus and Rose Horatio Alger, Jr
  • It was all a feint on the part of humpy to gain time and carry out his plan.

    Nic Revel George Manville Fenn
  • humpy paid the money, and hurried to the house, anxious to make his experiment.

    Rufus and Rose Horatio Alger, Jr
  • Almost on the verge of the steep-to wall of rock was a large and regularly built "humpy," in which Douglas Fraser and Kate lived.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • "He'll kill me if he ever gets hold of me," said humpy, shuddering.

    Rufus and Rose Horatio Alger, Jr
British Dictionary definitions for humpy

humpy1

/ˈhʌmpɪ/
adjective humpier, humpiest
1.
full of humps
2.
(Brit, informal) angry or gloomy
Derived Forms
humpiness, noun

humpy2

/ˈhʌmpɪ/
noun (pl) humpies
1.
(Austral) a primitive hut
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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Slang definitions & phrases for humpy

humpy

adjective

Sexually arousing; lubricious; sexy: flashy, precise, and humpy as in a Czardas (1970s+)

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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