Chump meaning

chŭmp
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A heavy block of wood.
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A stupid or foolish person; a dolt.
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A gullible, foolish, or stupid person; dupe or fool.
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A gullible person; a dupe.
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To chew or make a chewing movement.
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(colloquial, pejorative) An incompetent person, a blockhead; a loser.

That chump wouldn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.

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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.

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The thick end, especially of a piece of wood or of a joint of meat.
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off one's chump
  • Insane; crazy.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of chump

  • Perhaps blend of chunk lump or stump

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant of champ

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Compare Icelandic kumbr a chopping, English chop.

    From Wiktionary