American English

Definition of bumpy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (bumpier, bumpiest)
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  1. 1(of a surface) not even; with a lot of bumps a bumpy road/track bumpy ground
  2. 2(of a journey) uncomfortable, with a lot of sudden, unpleasant movements caused by the road surface, weather conditions, etc. a bumpy ride/flight
  3. Idioms
    have/give somebody a bumpy ride
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    to have a difficult time; to make a situation difficult for someone
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bumpy