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[hwuhmp, wuhmp] /ʰwʌmp, wʌmp/
noun, verb
Origin of whump
1925-30; imitative Unabridged
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Examples from the web for whump
  • For maximum impact, they typically burst onto stage through clouds of fake fog to the whump-whump of blasting music.
  • From there, the gunpowder explosion barely registers as a muffled whump.
  • It split the world open with a thunderous whump that left everyone looking at each other in puzzlement.
  • The noise is not a whump, whump or a buzz or a whack, whack or some of the stuff that's been mentioned tonight.
British Dictionary definitions for whump


(informal) a dull thud
Word Origin
C19: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for whump

1897, of imitative origin. The noun is recorded from 1915.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for whump

whoota joint

noun phrase

A marijuana cigarette containing crack: with these guys smoking that damn whoota joint (1990s+)

who's on first

noun phrase

The most asi facts; what's what: With the energy tax seemingly changing every few minutes, many corporate executives say they don't know who's on first

[1950s+; fr a confusing comedy baseball routine of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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