"stump" Definition

  1. to go on foot.
  2. to go about speechmaking on politics or other subjects. Originally an Americanism applied to the lowest class of candidates for legislatorial honours, probably because they stood on a STUMP to address their audiences. Maybe, also, because their utterances were short and pithy. This latter reason would, however, hardly apply to our representatives of the STUMP class, “the Leaguers,” who are, as a rule, as long-winded as they are illogical.

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Position in the dictionary: 3507 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: stump up, stumped, stumps, stumpy, stun, stunner, stunners, stunning, sub, sublime rascal
Previous words in the dictionary: stuff, stuck-up, stuck, strong, strommel, stroke, string, strills, strike me lucky!, strike a jigger

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