Hump definition

hŭmp
(slang) To have sexual intercourse with.
verb
28
4
To carry, especially on the back.
verb
20
5
(vulgar slang) The act or an instance of having sexual intercourse.
noun
11
4
A rounded mass or protuberance, such as the fleshy structure on the back of a camel or of some cattle.
noun
17
12
(vulgar slang) To engage in sexual intercourse with.
verb
7
4
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A rounded, protruding lump.
  • Such a lump resulting from kyphosis.
  • The fleshy mass on the back of a camel.
noun
3
2
(UK, slang) A bad mood.

Get the hump, have the hump, take the hump.

noun
2
1
(slang) A painfully boorish person.

That guy is such a hump!

noun
2
2
A rounded mass, especially a fleshy mass such as on a camel.
noun
0
0
A speed hump.
noun
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0
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A deformity in humans caused by abnormal curvature of the upper spine.
noun
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0
(slang) An act of sexual intercourse.
noun
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0
(intransitive) To dry-hump.
verb
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0
(slang) To have sex with.
verb
0
0
(intransitive, slang) To have sex.
verb
0
0
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(historical, World War 2, slang) The Himalayas, as the challenge for the supply route between India and China.

The C-47s could not make it over the Hump with a full load and full tanks.

pronoun
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0
To exert (oneself).
verb
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11
To bend or round into a hump; arch.
verb
1
2
To hurry.
verb
1
2
The definition of a hump is a rounded lump or bump.

An example of a hump is a rounded mass on someone's back caused by a curve in the spine.

noun
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1
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A deformity of the back in humans caused by an abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine.
noun
0
1
(chiefly british) A fit of depression; an emotional slump.
noun
0
1
A low mound of earth; a hummock.
noun
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1
(slang) To exert oneself.
verb
0
1
(slang) To hurry.
verb
0
1
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(vulgar slang) To engage in sexual intercourse.
verb
0
1
A hummock; mound.
noun
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1
(brit., informal) A fit of melancholy.
noun
0
1
To hunch; arch.

The cat humped its back.

verb
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1
(austral., brit., informal) To carry on the back.
verb
0
1
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To exert oneself.
verb
0
1
To bend or round into a hump; arch.
verb
0
1
A mound of earth.
noun
0
1
To bend something into a hump.
verb
0
1
(slang) To carry something, especially with some exertion.
verb
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1
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(intransitive, slang) To carry, especially with some exertion.
verb
0
1
Hump is defined as to hunch over or arch the back, to hurry or to use a lot of energy, or is vulgar slang to mean having sexual intercourse.

An example of hump is to walk bent over with the shoulders down.

An example of hump is to race through the day.

An example of hump is to have sex with someone.

verb
0
2
A mountain range.
noun
0
2
A rounded mass or protuberance, such as the fleshy structure on the back of a camel or of some cattle.
noun
1
4
A deformity of the back in humans caused by an abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine.
noun
1
4
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over the hump
  • Past the worst or most difficult part or stage:
    At last I'm over the hump on my term paper.
idiom
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1
over the hump
  • over the worst or most difficult part
idiom
1
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hump
Plural:
humps

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

over the hump
over the hump

Origin of hump

  • Probably of Low German origin

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

  • Probably from Dutch homp (“hump, lump”) or Middle Low German hump (“heap, hill, stump”), from Old Saxon *hump (“hill, heap, thick piece”), from Proto-Germanic *humpaz (“hip, height”), from Proto-Indo-European *kumb-, *kumbʰ- (“curved”).

    From Wiktionary