Definition of rump in English:

rump

Syllabification: rump
Pronunciation: /rəmp
 
/

noun

  • 2A small or unimportant remnant of something originally larger: once the profitable enterprises have been sold the unprofitable rump will be left
    More example sentences
    • Meanwhile he ruled over a French rump state based in the spa town of Vichy.
    • The new Liberal Unionist group he attached himself to never made it up with the rump of the Liberal Party, and eventually allied with the Conservatives.
    • A rump force of 200 is holed up in a town near the Iranian border.
    Synonyms
    remainder, rest, remnant, remains

Derivatives

rumpless

adjective
More example sentences
  • My rumpless rooster has not produced a fertile egg; he's over a year old and has been with these hens for several months.
  • I got four black australorp chicks - they are now 9 weeks old, and two of them appear to be rumpless.
  • A few breeders in Brussels took it upon themselves to create a rumpless bearded Watermael, and they succeeded.

Origin

late Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish and Norwegian rumpe 'backside'.

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