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dumps

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BrE BrE//dʌmps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʌmps//
 
[plural]
 
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Word Origin early 16th cent. (originally singular in the sense ‘a dazed or puzzled state’): probably a figurative use of Middle Dutch domp ‘haze, mist’.Idioms
down in the dumps
 
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(informal) feeling unhappy synonym depressed He’d been down in the dumps since his girlfriend left him. See related entries: Unhappiness
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