Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To chew or make a chewing movement.
  • noun A gullible person; a dupe.
  • noun A stupid or foolish person; a dolt.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps blend of chunk and lump or stump.]

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

[Variant of champ.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Compare Icelandic kumbr a chopping, English chop.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

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

    June 2, 2008

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

    March 15, 2009

  • Mine says dhimnp.

    March 15, 2009

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

    March 15, 2009

  • See okana borra for citation.

    June 29, 2012