noun& verbinformal, chiefly North American
Short for umpire.
- 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.
Early 20th century: abbreviation.
Words that rhyme with umpbump, chump, clump, crump, dump, flump, frump, gazump, grump, jump, lump, outjump, plump, pump, rump, scrump, slump, stump, sump, thump, trump, tump, whump
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