Variant of umpire
- a person chosen to render a decision in a dispute; judge; arbiter
- an official who administers the rules in certain team sports, as baseball or cricket
- Football an official who makes rulings regarding play along the line of scrimmage, esp. near the center of the field
Origin: Middle English oumpere, altered by faulty separation of a noumpire from noumpere (see adder, apron) from Middle French nomper, uneven, hence an uneven number, third person from non, not plush per, even from Classical Latin par, par
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