Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In some places, a laborer employed to load and unload vessels in port; a dock-hand; a longshoreman; a stevedore.
- n. A militiaman.
- n. In zoology, one who lumps several described species, genera, etc., in one: opposed to splitter.
- n. The European eelpout; -- called also lumpen.
- n. Extra labor hired by a trucking company to assist a driver and/or customer unloading or loading a truck.
- n. biology, linguistics A scientist in one of various fields who prefers to keep categories such as species or dialects together in larger groups.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The European eelpout; -- called also
- n. One who lumps.
- n. A laborer who is employed to load or unload vessels when in harbor.
- n. a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
- n. a taxonomist who classifies organisms into large groups on the basis of major characteristics
- lump + -er (Wiktionary)
“Dickerson, grateful to have even a temp job, was taken on as a "lumper" -- someone who schleps boxes to and from trailers all day long.”
“lumper" -- that is, a contractor in a small way who took work in the”
“Oh, and I had no idea that, last year, Greg Paul (a notorious taxonomic "lumper" since at least the '80s) split the taxon Iguanodon into Iguanodon, Mantellisaurus, and Dollodon.”
“Ignacio was a "lumper," unloading the large containers that come to the warehouses from the ports.”
“Yet, I am an inveterate lumper -- and only a halfhearted splitter -- so I feel compelled to connect the dots between these disparate events in an attempt to delineate our era, to name our moment.”
“By the end of the week he was a transient lumper on a river steamboat.”
“Of course, it must be remembered that along with such frivolous occupations I was trying to get work as wop, lumper, and roustabout.”
“A lucky lumper might be assigned a container filled with boxes of Kleenex or stuffed animals, while an unlucky lumper might pull a container filled with kiddie swimming pools or 200-pound trampolines.”
“One former lumper told HuffPost his temp status once cost him a loan -- from a payday lender.”
“He got on as a lumper at a warehouse but was fired earlier this year, he says.”
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