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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Rump \Rump\, n. [OE. rumpe; akin to D. romp trunk, body, LG.
rump, G. rumpf, Dan. rumpe rump, Icel. rumpr, Sw. rumpa rump,
1. The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts
adjacent; the buttock or buttocks.
2. Among butchers, the piece of beef between the sirloin and
the aitchbone piece. See Illust. of Beef.
3. Fig.: The hind or tail end; a fag-end; a remnant.
Rump Parliament, or The Rump (Eng. Hist.), the remnant of
the Long Parliament after the expulsion by Cromwell in
1648 of those who opposed his purposes. It was dissolved
by Cromwell in 1653, but twice revived for brief sessions,
ending finally in 1659.
The Rump abolished the House of Lords, the army
abolished the Rump, and by this army of saints
Cromwell governed. --Swift.
Rump steak, a beefsteak from the rump. --Goldsmith.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the part of an animal that corresponds to the human
buttocks [syn: hindquarters, croup, croupe, rump]
2: fleshy hindquarters; behind the loin and above the round
3: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he
deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on
your fanny and do nothing?" [syn: buttocks, nates,
arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can,
fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister,
posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern,
seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom,
behind, derriere, fanny, ass]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
90 Moby Thesaurus words for "rump":
Chateaubriand, afterglow, afterimage, backside, balance, beam,
behind, blade roast, bottom, breast, brisket, butt, butt end,
buttocks, candle ends, chaff, chuck, chuck roast, clod, cold cuts,
croup, crupper, debris, derriere, detritus, end, fag end, fanny,
filet mignon, filings, flank, fossil, haunches, hind end, holdover,
husks, knuckle, leavings, leftovers, loin, nates, odds and ends,
offscourings, orts, parings, plate, plate piece, posterior,
pot roast, rack, rags, rear, rear end, refuse, relics, remainder,
remains, remnant, residue, residuum, rest, rib roast, ribs, roach,
roast, rolled roast, round, rubbish, ruins, rump roast, saddle,
sawdust, scourings, scraps, shadow, shank, shavings, short ribs,
shoulder, shoulder clod, sirloin, straw, stubble, stump, survival,
sweepings, tenderloin, trace, vestige, waste
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