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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-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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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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