follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

lumper

[luhm-per] /ˈlʌm pər/
noun
1.
a day laborer employed to handle cargo, as fish or timber.
2.
Biology Informal. a taxonomist who believes that classifications should emphasize similarities among organisms and therefore favors large, inclusive taxa (opposed to splitter).
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; lump1 (in v. sense) + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for lumpers

lumper

/ˈlʌmpə/
noun
1.
(US) a stevedore; docker
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for lumpers

lumper

noun

A person who loads and unloads trucks: ''Lumpers'' unload the trailer for him

[1940s+ Truckers; found by 1796 as ''those who load and unload ships'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for lumper

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for lumpers

11
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with lumpers