dumps

  • 1 Dumps — (d[u^]mps), n. pl. a gloomy mental state; same as 2nd {dump[1]}; used mostly in the phrase in the dumps . [PJC] …

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  • 2 dumps — /dumps/, n. a depressed state of mind (usually prec. by in the): to be in the dumps over money problems. [1515 25; cf. G dumpf dull, MD domp haze] * * * …

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  • 3 dumps — ► PLURAL NOUN (in phrase (down) in the dumps) informal ▪ depressed or unhappy. ORIGIN originally as dump in the sense a dazed or puzzled state : probably a figurative use of Dutch domp haze, mist …

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  • 4 dumps — low spirits, 1520s, plural of dumpe a fit of musing, possibly from Du. domp haze, mist, from M.Du. damp vapor (see DAMP (Cf. damp)) …

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  • 5 dumps — dejection, gloom, blues, depression, melancholy, melancholia, *sadness Analogous words: despondency, forlornness, hopelessness, despair (see under DESPONDENT): doldrums, ennui, boredom, *tedium …

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  • 6 dumps — [n] depression blahs*, blues*, bummer, cheerlessness, doldrums, dreariness, gloom, gloominess, low spirits, melancholy, sulks, the blues*, trouble, unhappiness, woefulness; concept 410 …

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  • 7 dumps — n.pl. colloq. depression; melancholy (in the dumps). Etymology: prob. f. LG or Du., fig. use of MDu. domp exhalation, haze, mist: rel. to DAMP * * * [dəmps] plural n. in phrase down (down) in the dumps informal …

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  • 8 dumps — /dʌmps / (say dumps) Colloquial –plural noun 1. a dull, gloomy state of mind. –phrase 2. down in the dumps, in a dull or depressed state of mind. {early Modern English dump a slow dance, sad tune. Compare Middle Dutch domp haze} …

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  • 9 dumps — See: DOWN IN THE DUMPS or DOWN IN THE MOUTH …

    Dictionary of American idioms

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  • 11 dumps — noun plural Etymology: probably from Dutch domp haze, from Middle Dutch damp more at damp Date: 1529 a gloomy state of mind ; despondency < in the dumps > …

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  • 12 dumps — See: down in the dumps or down in the mouth …

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  • 13 dumps — plural noun (in phr. (down) in the dumps) informal depressed or unhappy. Origin C16 (orig. singular in the sense a dazed or puzzled state ): prob. a figurative use of MDu. domp haze, mist …

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  • 14 dumps — down in the dumps …

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  • 15 dumps — See bottom dumps …

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  • 16 Dumps — dump dump est un mot anglais signifiant l action de laisser choir en tas ou en masse (Cf. dumping). Utilisé en informatique à partir des années 1960[réf. nécessaire] pour définir une « action de vidage mémoire » vers un… …

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  • 17 dumps — Synonyms and related words: blahs, blue devils, blues, dejection, depression, dismals, dods, doldrums, dolefuls, dorts, frumps, gloom, grumps, heavyheartedness, megrims, melancholy, mopes, mulligrubs, mumps, pouts, sulks, sullens, unhappiness …

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  • 18 dumps — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. despondency, dejection, despair; see desperation 1 , gloom 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. Sl. blues, depression, blahs, doldrums. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A feeling or spell of dismally low spirits: blues,… …

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  • 19 dumps — n Depression, melancholy. His girl left him and now he is in thedumps. 1920s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 20 dumps — dÊŒmps n. depression; depressed condition (Informal) dÊŒmp n. garbage dumping site; warehouse; aggregation; copying of a part of memory into an output or storage device (Computers) v. drop abruptly, throw down; empty out; get rid of; reject… …

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