Definition of stumper in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstʌmpə/


1chiefly North American A puzzling question: this one’s a stumper
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  • Although the idea for the Lachine Canal dates back to the earliest days of the ancien régime in New France, getting the project going was a real stumper.
  • Here's a stumper - if a graffiti artist takes can to canvas, not train car, and hangs it in a gallery, is it still graffiti?
  • To this question, I quickly replied the first thing that came to my head - the age-old stumper, ‘Can God create a rock he cannot lift?’
2 Cricket A wicketkeeper.
Example sentences
  • However, what his detractors always ignore is that Chris Read, the superior stumper but infinitely inferior batsman, was not infallible with gloves on.
  • Ajay Ratra, one of India's young wicket-keeping options, will be India's stumper on this tour.
  • Bombay and India stumper, Madhav Mantri, impressed by his enthusiasm, arranged to send him to school.

Words that rhyme with stumper

bumper, dumper, gazumper, jumper, lumper, thumper

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Line breaks: stump¦er

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