A blow.
This is better than a thump on the back with a stone ; said on giving any one a drink of good liquor on a cold morning.
Thatch, thistle, thunder, and thump ; words to the Irish, like the Shibboleth of the Hebrews.

Great! a thumping boy.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Thump (?), n. [Probably of imitative origin; perhaps influenced by dump, v.t.]


The sound made by the sudden fall or blow of a heavy body, as of a hammer, or the like.

The distant forge's swinging thump profound. Wordsworth.

With heavy thump, a lifeless lump, They dropped down, one by one. Coleridge.


A blow or knock, as with something blunt or heavy; a heavy fall.

The watchman gave so great a thump at my door, that I awaked at the knock. Tatler.


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Thump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thumped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Thumping.]

To strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to cause a dull sound.

These bastard Bretons; whom our hathers Have in their own land beaten, bobbed, and thumped. Shak.


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Thump, v. i.

To give a thump or thumps; to strike or fall with a heavy blow; to pound.

A watchman at midnight thumps with his pole. Swift.


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