Definition of ump in English:

ump

Line breaks: ump
Pronunciation: /ʌmp
 
/

noun

informal , chiefly North American
  • An umpire.
    More example sentences
    • As long as the ump is consistent, minor differences in the strike zone from ump to ump can be accommodated.
    • In the second inning, the umps ruled that a trapped ball by Rizzuto was an infield fly, and they permitted a double play when Rizzuto also ran down Les Fleming on the bases.
    • Mariners skipper Lou Piniella stormed out of the dugout and angrily argued, but got nowhere as he stalked from ump to ump, his cap in hand.

Origin

early 20th century: abbreviation.

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