Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Humpty Hump


funny word of the day: hump

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

1hump
Pronunciation: \ˈhəmp\
Function: noun
Etymology: akin to Middle Low German hump bump, Dutch homp lump, chunk, Frisian homp, himp
Date: 1681

1 : a rounded protuberance: as a : humpback 1 b : a fleshy protuberance on the back of an animal (as a camel, bison, or whale) c (1) : mound, hummock (2) : mountain, range
2 British : a fit of depression or sulking
3 : a difficult, trying, or critical phase or obstacle —often used in the phrase over the hump

humped adjective

2hump

Function: verb
Date: circa 1785
transitive verb 1 often vulgar : to copulate with
2 : to exert (oneself) vigorously
3 : to make humpbacked : hunch
4 chiefly British : to put or carry on the back : lug; also : transport intransitive verb 1 : to exert oneself : hustle
2 : to move swiftly : race

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