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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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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.]

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"Bumph n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 15 Jun 2024 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/bumph>

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