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[duhmps] /dʌmps/
noun
1.
a depressed state of mind (usually preceded by in the):
to be in the dumps over money problems.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; compare German dumpf dull, Middle Dutch domp haze
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British Dictionary definitions for in the dumps

dumps

/dʌmps/
plural noun
1.
(informal) a state of melancholy or depression (esp in the phrase down in the dumps)
Word Origin
C16: probably from Middle Dutch domp haze, mist; see damp
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Word Origin and History for in the dumps

dumps

n.

"low spirits," 1520s, plural of dumpe "a fit of musing," possibly from Dutch domp "haze, mist," from Middle Dutch damp "vapor" (see damp (n.)).

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Idioms and Phrases with in the dumps

in the dumps

dumps

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