- a heavy block of wood
- Informal a gullible, foolish, or stupid person; dupe or fool
Origin of chumpakin to Old Norse kumba, block of wood, Middle High German kumpf, dull
off one's chump
Brit., Slang insane; crazy
- A gullible person; a dupe.
- A stupid or foolish person; a dolt.
Origin of chumpPerhaps blend of chunk and lump1 or stump.
tr. & intr.v.chumped, chump·ing, chumps
To chew or make a chewing movement.
Origin of chumpVariant of champ1.
- (colloquial, pejorative) An incompetent person, a blockhead; a loser.
- That chump wouldn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.
- A gullible person; a sucker; someone easily taken advantage of; someone lacking common sense.
- It shouldn't be hard to put one over on that chump.
- The thick end, especially of a piece of wood or of a joint of meat.
Compare Icelandic kumbr a chopping, English chop.