Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

BUMPH, n. Cf. Bumfle. [bʌmf]

1. A lump, a bundle. Dmf. 1925 W. A. Scott in Trans. Dmf. and Gall. Antiq. Soc. 19:
Her claes were a' in a bumph aboot her.

2. A stupid fellow. Ib.; Kcb. 1937 (per Kcb.1):
You're a muckle bumph.

[Sc. variant of Eng. bump, a swelling. Cf. Humph for hump.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Bumph n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 3 Aug 2021 <>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND: