from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fleshy hindquarters of an animal.
- n. A cut of beef or veal from the rump.
- n. The buttocks.
- n. The part of a bird's back nearest the tail.
- n. The last or inferior part.
- n. A legislature having only a small part of its original membership and therefore being unrepresentative or lacking in authority.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the hindquarters of an animal
- n. a cut of meat from the rump
- n. the buttocks
- n. remnant, as in rump parliament
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts adjacent; the buttock or buttocks.
- n. Among butchers, the piece of beef between the sirloin and the aitchbone piece. See Illust. of Beef.
- n. The hind or tail end; a fag-end; a remnant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tail-end of an animal; the hinder parts; the backside or buttocks; technically, the gluteal or uropygial region; the uropygium. See sacrum and uropygium.
- n. Figuratively. the fag-end of a thing.
- To turn one's back upon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
- n. fleshy hindquarters; behind the loin and above the round
- n. the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
The deer were paint balled in the rump from the broadside.
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Between the falda and the lower rump is the suadero, not usually found on charts and generally only cut to make tacos de suadero, most often found in Mexico City.
The 'crack pot' rump is now a full 10% ahead of the small but perfectly formed un-intelligentsia and their ante-deluvian beliefs
If made with beef, a cut called bola, rump, is usually used, but I have gotten better results with filet.
We suspect he's just being cute, but the moment he calls a rump roast
So they called a rump court; charges the King refused to refute.
HSBC said it sold 4.89 billion shares with existing shareholders and expects to sell the 172.7 million shares not taken up -- or the 'rump' -- on Monday, to raise 12.5 billion pounds net of expenses.
Some 96.6 percent of shares were taken in the offer and bankers sold the remaining 172.7 million shares not taken up -- or the "rump" -- early on Monday at 448 pence each in London and $51.83 each in Hong Kong, people familiar with the matter and dealers said.
HSBC said it had sold 4.89 billion shares with existing shareholders and expects to sell the 172.7 million shares not taken up -- or the "rump" -- on Monday, to raise 12.5 billion pounds net of expenses.