Origin uncertain: said to derive from The Bloody Rump, the name of a paper written before the trial, the word being popularized after a speech by Major General Brown, given at a public assembly; also said to have been coined by Clem Walker in his History of Independency (1648), as a term for those strenuously opposing the king.
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