rump

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rump the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
    • n rump the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on "he deserves a good kick in the butt","are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
    • n rump fleshy hindquarters; behind the loin and above the round
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rump Among butchers, the piece of beef between the sirloin and the aitchbone piece. See Illust. of Beef.
    • Rump The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts adjacent; the buttock or buttocks.
    • Rump The hind or tail end; a fag-end; a remnant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rump The tail-end of an animal; the hinder parts; the backside or buttocks; technically, the gluteal or uropygial region; the uropygium. See sacrum and uropygium.
    • n rump Figuratively. the fag-end of a thing. Specifically [capitalized], in English history, the fag-end of the Long Parliament, after the expulsion of the majority of its members, or Pride's Purge, by Cromwell in 1648. The Rump was forcibly dissolved by Cromwell in 1653, but was afterward reinstated on two different occasions for brief periods. Also called Rump Parliament.
    • rump To turn one's back upon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rump rump the end of the backbone of an animal with the parts adjacent
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Quotations

  • David Byrne
    David Byrne
    “To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. rumpe,; akin to D. romp, trunk, body, LG. rump, G. rumpf, Dan. rumpe, rump, Icel. rumpr, Sw. rumpa, rump, tail
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. rumpr, Ger. rumpf, Dut. rumpe.

Usage

In literature:

All to be given on deir bare backs and rumps, well laid on wid strap.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He slipped off the bridle, flung that after the saddle, and gave Rattler a slap on the rump.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Job patted her shiny brass rump lovingly as he looked across the blue swells ahead.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
Lorraine saw him stand back and lift his quirt to slash the horse across the rump.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
Scipio growled at the cardinal, and Lorenzo slapped him sharply on the head, then on the rump.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
BEEF: 5 Rumps, 1 Sirloin, 5 Ribs, 1 Pinbone, Duch Beef, Hambro' Beef.
"The King's Post" by R. C. Tombs
To grill the gizzard and rump, No.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Taking the best aim he could, the youth fired three times, and the wolf was hit in the side and the rump.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
I could manage a rump-steak, thank you, captain, and not particular about the onions!
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
A slide it was, and down it Rab slid on his rump.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
When legs are set shake and carefully pull skin of rump into place.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
The sisters unmarried were between fifty and sixty years old, stern and stiff-rumped.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
He was the idol of the whole nation but the rump of the Tamaseses, and of these he was already the secret admiration.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Rump, as long as human nature exists, can be nothing but the Rump, however it may be thrown uppermost.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
In a couple of jumps his mount was at Ticket's rump.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
Any blue cast in the feathers on the rump and back of both sexes must be selected against.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
The nose of the roan was hardly on the rump of the gelding at the finish.
"The Garden of Eden" by Max Brand
The feathers of the back and rump are white, with broad, defined bars of rich black.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
More than one, in jovial mood, bites at a neighboring rump.
"King of Camargue" by Jean Aicard
The fat of the rump or tail is considered a great delicacy, and in hot climates resembles oil, and in colder, suet.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen
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In poetry:

Klein. Who clipped the lion's wings
And flea'd his rump and pared his claws?
Thought Burbank, meditating on
Time's ruins, and the seven laws.
"Burbank With A Baedeker: Bleistein With A Cigar" by T S Eliot
This is their time to reap the standing scorn,
Blonde Rumina's crop. Beneath her leafless tree
Ripe-rumped she lolls and clasps the plenteous horn.
Cool customers who defy his Trinity
"Morning Coffee " by A D Hope
Now, Hynam, my boy, I wish you great joy,
I know that when fresh you can jump, sir;
But you'll scarce be in clover, when you're ridden all over,
And punished from shoulder to rump, sir.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
For the almighty eagle of the fore-ordaining Mind
Is looking rather shabby and island-bound these days:
Moulting, and rather naked about the rump, and down in
the beak,
Rather dirty, on dung-whitened Patmos.
"St. John" by D H Lawrence
Bezuidenhout — up man! — 'tis only a scratch —
(You were always a scamp, and have met with your match!)
What a glorious lion! — what sinews — what claws —
And seven-feet-ten from the rump to the jaws!
"The Lion Hunt" by Thomas Pringle
The whole applied, with dext'rous art,
Instantly swell'd her nether part;
She look'd, for all the world, as plump
As if she'd put on a cork rump.
The fashion chang'd of female kind,
Some swell before, but she behind.
"Lord Chesterfield And The Farmer's Wife" by William Hutton

In news:

Not your average Girl Next Door, Holly Madison has a round and perfect rump.
The Darkness Recall Autographing a Man's Rump and a Stuffed Dog's Privates .
Where Is Gene Rump Now.
Some of you may remember long-time KAKE personality Gene Rump .
Gene Rump is well-known to Wichitans.
Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalColfax High graduate Alex Rump is headed to play quarterback at Wisconsin-Whitewater, a NCAA Division III national power, after one stellar season at Sierra College.
When a predator approaches, some birds, like the yellow-rumped warbler, pictured, sing out of the side of their mouths, like a ventriloquist.
What is the maximum width of an adult rump for comfortable economy class air travel in the United States these days.
Designing a bicycle that can be used year-round at the South Pole requires attention to numerous details, none more important than finding a way to keep the rider's rump from freezing.
When a predator approaches, some birds, like the yellow-rumped warbler, pictured, sing out of the side of their mouths, like a ventriloquist .
When dogs feel fundamentally positive about something or someone, their tails wag more to the right side of their rumps.
Well, it's time to get your rump roast in gear if you want to secure the $30 advance ticket price.
A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.
Kim, 32, flaunted her famously large rump in a bevy of barely-there bikinis , while Rihanna, 24, looked scandalously sexy in brightly hued swim separates.
So the quarterback's head collided with an offensive lineman's rump.
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In science:

Rump, A decomposition theorem for square-free unitary solutions of the quantum Yang-Baxter equation, Adv.
Finitely presented algebras and groups defined by permutation relations
Rump, A decomposition theorem for square-free unitary solutions of the quantum Yang-Baxter equation, Adv.
Algebras and groups defined by permutation relations of alternating type
Rump, Approximate Inverses of Almost Singular Matrices Still Contain Useful Information, Technical Report 90.1, Forschungsschwerpunkt Informations-und Kommunikationstechnik, TU Hamburg-Harburg, 1990.
Randomized Matrix Computations
Rump, Two-point differentiation for general orders. J.
Adjoint Functors, Projectivization, and Differentiation Algorithms for Representations of Partially Ordered Sets
Rump, Differentiation and splitting for lattices over orders.
Adjoint Functors, Projectivization, and Differentiation Algorithms for Representations of Partially Ordered Sets
Rump, Differentiation for orders and Artinian rings.
Adjoint Functors, Projectivization, and Differentiation Algorithms for Representations of Partially Ordered Sets
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