bumptious

[ buhmp-shuhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF bumptious

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUMPTIOUS

Bumptious little man, and yet—and yet there's something in him.

The court was thrown into amazement, and even Bumptious quailed before the fist of the mighty Jorrocks.

WORD ORIGIN

"assertive," 1803, probably a humorous coinage from bump on the pattern of fractious, etc. Related: Bumptiously; bumptiousness.

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