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chump Syllabification: chump

Definition of chump in English:


A foolish or easily deceived person: how can this chump be a detective?
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  • 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?


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

Words that rhyme with chump

bump, clump, crump, dump, flump, frump, gazump, grump, jump, lump, outjump, plump, pump, rump, scrump, slump, stump, sump, thump, trump, tump, ump, whump
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