Clumpy



[kluhmp] /klʌmp/

noun
1.
a small, close group or cluster, especially of trees or other plants.
2.
a lump or mass.
3.
a heavy, thumping step, sound, etc.
4.
Immunology. a cluster of agglutinated bacteria, red blood cells, etc.
5.
a thick extra sole on a shoe.
verb (used without object)
6.
Also, clomp. to walk heavily and clumsily.
7.
Immunology. to gather or be gathered into clumps; agglutinate.
verb (used with object)
8.
to gather or form into a clump; mass.
/klʌmp/
noun
1.
a cluster, as of trees or plants
2.
a dull heavy tread or any similar sound
3.
an irregular mass: a clump of hair or earth
4.
an inactive mass of microorganisms, esp a mass of bacteria produced as a result of agglutination
5.
an extra sole on a shoe
6.
(slang) a blow
verb
7.
(intransitive) to walk or tread heavily
8.
to gather or be gathered into clumps, clusters, clots, etc
9.
to cause (bacteria, blood cells, etc) to collect together or (of bacteria, etc) to collect together
10.
(transitive) (slang) to punch (someone)
adj.

1820, from clump (n.) + -y (2). Also noted 1881 in an Isle of Wight glossary as a noun meaning “a stupid fellow.” Related: Clumpily; clumpiness. Cf. also clumperton “clown, clodhopper” (1530s).
n.

1580s, “lump; cluster of trees,” from Middle English clompe “a lump” (c.1300), from Dutch klomp “lump, mass,” or Middle Low German klumpe “clog, wooden shoe.” Old English had clympre “lump, mass of metal.”
v.

“to heap or gather in clumps” (transitive), 1824, from clump (n.). Related: Clumped; clumping. Intransitive sense “to form a clump or clumps” is recorded from 1896.

“walk heavily,” 1660s, imitative. Related: Clumped; clumping.

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