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Definition of tump


  • "tip" + "dump". Used in southeast Texas.
    Don't tump that over.

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by Audrey from Austin, TX, USA on Sep 12 1998.

  • Southern kids combine the words tip and dump to form "tump" while they were learning to talk.
    Don't tump over that glass of Kool-Aid.

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by Lynn D. from Spencer, NC, USA on Jan 25 2002.

  • Southern United States; a combined word form - turn + dump = tump. Meaning to turn over and dump contents.
    I hope that cup doesn't tump over.

    Last edited on Jun 28 2011. Submitted by Stephen B. from Millington, TN, USA on Jun 11 2002.

  • Texan in origin. Meaning to knock over or fall over.
    Hand me a towel, will you? I tumped my coke.

    Last edited on Jan 30 2003. Submitted by Betsy R. from Lewisville, TX, USA on Jan 30 2003.


  • Used in Savannah, Georgia since at least 1880. Meaning to accidentally tip something over which usually contains liquid or is floating in liquid. Sail boats sometimes tump over. Don't tump the glass over.

    Last edited on Nov 12 2012. Submitted by Anonymous on Nov 12 2012.

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