Mump (?), v. i. [Akin to mumble; cf. D. mompen to cheat; perh. orig., to whine like a beggar, D. mompelen to mumble. See Mumble, Mum, and cf. Mumps.]

1.

To move the lips with the mouth closed; to mumble, as in sulkiness.

He mumps, and lovers, and hangs the lip. Taylor, 1630.

2.

To talk imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly; to chatter unintelligibly.

3.

To cheat; to deceive; to play the beggar.

And then when mumping with a sore leg, ... canting and whining. Burke.

4.

To be sullen or sulky.

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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Mump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mumped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mumping.]

1.

To utter imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly.

Old men who mump their passion. Goldsmith.

2.

To work over with the mouth; to mumble; as, to mump food.

3.

To deprive of (something) by cheating; to impose upon.

 

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