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chump

[ chuhmp ]SEE DEFINITION OF chump

Synonyms for chump

  • blockhead
  • boob
  • dolt
  • fool
  • goof
  • lunkhead
  • oaf
  • sap
  • sucker
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Antonyms for chump

  • brain
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHUMP

I'm only helping the chump to buy some of the experience that you spoke about the other day.

It's only a chump pitcher who keeps the ball over the pan all the time.

Why were you such a chump as to turn your back on him like that?

I shall go off my chump if we're not married before I go out.

I am inclined to think, old boy, that there is a good deal of what they call the chump about me.

I haven't any pity for a man who would be such a chump as that.

He has given me the very opportunity I most desire, and I'll be a chump if I neglect it!

One thing was certain: Mrs. Chump had never been seen at Brookfield.

Arabella had departed with a firm countenance to combat Mrs. Chump.

Could a genie have guessed that Mrs. Chump was at the bottom of it all?

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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