meaning of bumptious

bumptious meaning in General Dictionary

Self conceited ahead pushing

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  • offensively self-assertive
  • Self-conceited; ahead; pressing.

bumptious meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"assertive," 1803, most likely a humorous coinage from bump regarding the design of fractious, etc. associated: Bumptiously; bumptiousness.


bumptious meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Self-conceited; ahead; pressing.