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Definition of sumph in English:

noun

Scottish
A stupid or clumsy person.
Example sentences
  • In a world of gamaleeries and hinkum sneevies, of muckle sumphs and mowdieworts, we salute you noo, oor Willie Goo.
  • There we stood like two sumphs, (as Hogg calls those who are ganging a bit aglee in their wits) gaping and staring at each other with a look which said, why did not you shoot?

Origin

Early 18th century: of unknown origin.

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