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rump


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rump  \Rump\,  n.  [OE.  rumpe;  akin  to  D.  romp  trunk,  body,  LG 
  rump,  G.  rumpf,  Dan.  rumpe  rump,  Icel.  rumpr,  Sw  rumpa  rump, 
  tail.] 
  1.  The  end  of  the  backbone  of  an  animal,  with  the  parts 
  adjacent;  the  buttock  or  buttocks. 
 
  2.  Among  butchers,  the  piece  of  beef  between  the  sirloin  and 
  the  aitchbone  piece.  See  Illust.  of  {Beef}. 
 
  3.  Fig.:  The  hind  or  tail  end  a  fag-end;  a  remnant. 
 
  {Rump  Parliament},  or  {The  Rump}  (Eng.  Hist.),  the  remnant  of 
  the  Long  Parliament  after  the  expulsion  by  Cromwell  in 
  1648  of  those  who  opposed  his  purposes.  It  was  dissolved 
  by  Cromwell  in  1653,  but  twice  revived  for  brief  sessions, 
  ending  finally  in  1659. 
 
  The  Rump  abolished  the  House  of  Lords,  the  army 
  abolished  the  Rump,  and  by  this  army  of  saints 
  Cromwell  governed.  --Swift. 
 
  {Rump  steak},  a  beefsteak  from  the  rump.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rump 
  n  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  [syn:  {buttocks}, 
  {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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