The definition of a stump is the part remaining after the main part has been removed.(noun)
Stump is defined as to confuse.(verb)
An example of stump is asking someone the answer to a very difficult riddle.
See stump in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: from earlier use of tree stumps as speakers' platformsthe place where a political speech is made; political rostrum: a figurative usage
Origin: ME stumpfe, prob. < or akin to MLowG stump < IE *stomb- < base *steb(h)- > stamp, staff
See stump in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English stumpe
Origin: , possibly from Middle Low German stump.
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