Definitions

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

  • n. An umpire.
  • intransitive v. To serve as an umpire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An umpire.
  • v. To act as an umpire.

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

  • n. an official at a baseball game

Etymologies

Shortened from umpire. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That means the ump is going against his best judgment because of the review.

    MLB's replay initiative needs its own review

  • I hear the ump is upset about it, but MLB won’t reverse it.

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  • April 8, 2008 at 8:41 pm not so sure about that call ump .. looked a little outside

    IGD: Padres @ Giants (8 Apr 08)

  • After bumping Cobble and arguing with him over a call, Robinson called the ump “a no-good human being” and drew a three-game suspension.

    Baseball’s Even Greater Insults

  • Example: Say ump hundred, umpty-ump, umpteen or ump years ago, non-central character X unleashes the Dark Lord or steals the MacGuffin Device, only to be Horribly Killed immediately for their Terrible Folly, leaving aforesaid Dark Lord/MacGuffin Device loose in the world to create merry havoc.

    On Prologues

  • The actual dynamics is more gnarly, to my mind, with nested and threaded sub-narratives of disruption, recognition and reaction (ump-thousand word blog post on this here).

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • He knocked Dante to the ground as he raced out of the dugout and ripped into the ump.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • The ump wasted no time and ejected Athletics manager Rich Richards on the spot.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • Using his booming voice as his gavel, the ump restored order.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • The ump stopped the game and halted the hissy fit, ordering Richards to leave the field and his wife and Melissa to return to their respective bleachers with a warning that any further outbursts would result in their being ejected too.

    Parents Behaving Badly

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