rump

[ruhmp]
noun
1.
the hind part of the body of an animal, as the hindquarters of a quadruped or sacral region of a bird.
2.
a cut of beef from this part of the animal, behind the loin and above the round. See diag. under beef.
3.
the buttocks.
4.
the last part, especially that which is unimportant or inferior: a rump of territory.
5.
the remnant of a legislature, council, etc., after a majority of the members have resigned or been expelled.
6.
the Rump, English History, Rump Parliament.
adjective
7.
constituting a subsidiary or small group or the remnant of a once larger organization: Our local Shakespeare Club will hold a rump meeting at the Elizabethan Drama Teachers' convention.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English rumpe < Scandinavian; compare Danish, Norwegian, Swedish rumpe rump, tail; cognate with German Rumpf body, trunk

rumpless, adjective
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rump (rʌmp)
 
n
1.  the hindquarters of a mammal, not including the legs
2.  the rear part of a bird's back, nearest to the tail
3.  a person's buttocks
4.  Also called: rump steak a cut of beef from behind the loin and above the round
5.  an inferior remnant
 
[C15: from Scandinavian; compare Danish rumpe, Icelandic rumpr, German Rumpf trunk of the body]
 
'rumpless
 
adj

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rump
"hind-quarters, buttocks of an animal," c.1440, from a Scand. source (cf. Dan., Norw. rumpe, Swed. rumpa), cognate with M.Du. romp, Ger. Rumpf "trunk, torso." Sense of "small remnant" derives from "tail" and is first recorded 1649 in ref. to the Eng. Rump Parliament (December 1648-April 1653).
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rump definition


  1. n.
    the hindquarters; the buttocks; the posterior. : He fell on his rump.
  2. tv.
    to flog someone on the buttocks. : I'm going to get rumped when my dad gets home.
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Example sentences for rumpless
Rumpless is a term used for the mutation which causes the tail of an animal to be absent.
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