Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
RUMGUMPTION, n. Common sense, understanding, shrewdness, acumen (n.Sc. 1808 Jam.; I. and n.Sc., Per., Ayr., Wgt. 1968). Cf. Rummlegumption. Also rummygumption, id. (Cai.9 1946).
ne.Sc. 1768 in A. Ross Works (S.T.S.) 7:
They need not try thy jokes to fathom, They want rumgumption. Abd. 1790 A. Shirrefs Poems 321:
But sure it wad be gryte presumption, In ane wha has sae sma' rumgumption. Abd. 1836 J. Grant Tales of Glens 62:
Charlie had aften shewn mair rumgumption about these matters than mysel. Kcd. 1800 W. Gairdner Glengoyne I. iv.:
His faither wud mak' a minister o' him, 'cause, he said, he hadna rumgumption for a fairmer or a cowper. Ork. 1927 Peace's Almanac 135:
Hae a peerie air o' rumgumption, lass.
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