what lumps or causes a bump
- A cup or glass filled to the top or till the liquor works over particularly in consuming a health or toast
- a cup filled into the brim (especially as a toast)
- a mechanical unit consisting of taverns at either end of a vehicle to soak up surprise and give a wide berth to severe harm
- A cup or glass filled to your brim, or till the alcohol runs more than, especially in drinking a wellness or toast.
- A covered household at a theater, etc., in honor of some favorite performer.
- That which lumps or causes a bump.
- Anything which resists or deadens a bump or surprise; a buffer.
1670s, "glass filled towards the brim;" possibly from thought of thumping as "large," or from an associated sense of "booming" (see bump (v.)). Meaning "anything unusually large" is from 1759, slang. Agent-noun definition "buffer of a vehicle" is from 1839, United states English, initially in mention of railroad automobiles; 1901 of automobiles (in term bumper-to-bumper, in reference to a hypothetical situation; of real traffic jams by 1908).
(n.) A cup or cup filled towards top, or till the alcohol operates over, especially in consuming a health or toast.
- (n.) A covered house at a theater, etc., honoring some favorite performer.
- (n.) That which lumps or causes a bump.
- (letter.) Everything which resists or deadens a bump or surprise; a buffer.
Dean turned away from the frightened woman and hurriedly tied one end of the line to the back bumper of his Jeep.