Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stupid or foolish person; a dolt.
  • transitive v. To chew or make a chewing movement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An incompetent person, a blockhead; a loser.
  • n. A gullible person; a sucker; someone easily taken advantage of; someone lacking common sense.
  • n. The thick end, especially of a piece of wood or of a joint of meat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A short, thick, heavy piece of wood.
  • n. a stupid person; a fool; a dolt; also, a dupe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To munch.
  • n. A short, thick, heavy piece of wood.
  • n. A stupid fellow.
  • n. The blunt end of anything. See chump-end.
  • n. The head.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

Etymologies

Perhaps blend of chunk and lump1 or stump.
Variant of champ1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare Icelandic kumbr a chopping, English chop. (Wiktionary)

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  • See okana borra for citation.

    June 29, 2012

  • Mine says 'dwimp'. Or possibly 'durmp'.

    March 15, 2009

  • Mine says dhimnp.

    March 15, 2009

  • The upside-down word status of chump has truly made me smile. Thank you rolig.

    March 15, 2009

  • When written out in longhand, this word is an upside-down word.

    June 2, 2008