AskDefine | Define rump

Dictionary Definition



1 the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks [syn: hindquarters, croup, croupe]
2 fleshy hindquarters; behind the loin and above the round
3 the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?" [syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]

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  1. the hindquarters of an animal; a cut of beef or veal from the rump
  2. the buttocks

Derived terms


the hindquarters of an animal; a cut of beef or veal from the rump
the buttocks

Extensive Definition

The term rump can mean:
  • The dorsal posterior or sacral part of an animal, as in:
  • In politics, a remnant of a larger political grouping that continues to exist after the group has formally dissolved or been abolished. See, for example:
rump in Swedish: Rumpa

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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