Definition of chump in English:

chump

Syllabification: chump
Pronunciation: /CHəmp
 
/

noun

informal
A foolish or easily deceived person: how can this chump be a detective?
More example sentences
  • Just to make sure they knew he meant business the chump fired off a few rounds randomly to scare the shocked onlookers into submission.
  • You really think that these chumps can outdo me?
  • Imagine being the resident sex symbol of the street, and your only prospects are those chumps?

Origin

early 18th century (in the sense 'thick lump of wood'): probably a blend of chunk1 and lump1 or stump.

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