verb (used with or without object)
to bite or chew; munch.
(Yorkshire, dialect) collecting wood for bonfires on Guy Fawkes Day
(informal) a stupid person
a thick heavy block of wood
(Brit, slang) the head (esp in the phrase off one’s chump)
a less common word for chomp
1703, “short, thick lump of wood,” akin to Old Norse kumba “block of wood.” Meaning “blockhead” is first attested 1883. Chump change attested by 1950.
: The honest, hardworking immigrant was a chump game
A stupid person, esp a dupe; sucker: I look like a chump these days (1877+)
: You were chumped, Donna Rice and Marla Trump (1920s+)
off one’s chump
[origin unknown; perhaps an alteration of chunk referring to blockheadedness]
[chuhm] /tʃʌm/ noun 1. a close or intimate companion: boyhood chums. 2. a roommate, as at college. verb (used without object), chummed, chumming. 3. to associate closely. 4. to share a room or rooms with another, especially in a dormitory at a college or prep school. [chuhm] /tʃʌm/ noun 1. cut or ground bait dumped […]
noun 1. a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus keta, occurring from southern California to Alaska and off the coasts of Japan and Korea, fished commercially and for sport.
one of the cities of Hadarezer, king of Syria. David procured brass (i.e., bronze or copper) from it for the temple (1 Chr. 18:8). It is called Berothai in 2 Sam. 8:8; probably the same as Berothah in Ezek. 47:16.
[choon-chuhn] /ˈtʃunˈtʃʌn/ noun 1. a city in N South Korea.