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Definition of rump noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    rump

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//rʌmp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rʌmp//
     
    Meat, Parts of animals
     
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  1. 1 [countable] the round area of flesh at the top of the back legs of an animal that has four legs He slapped the horse on the rump. See related entries: Parts of animals
  2. 2 [uncountable] (also rump steak [countable, uncountable]) a piece of good quality meat cut from the rump of a cow See related entries: Meat
  3. 3 [countable, usually singular] (humorous) the part of the body that you sit on synonym backside
  4. 4[singular] (British English) the small or unimportant part of a group or an organization that remains when most of its members have left The election reduced the party to a rump.
  5. Word Origin late Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish and Norwegian rumpe ‘backside’.
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