[ buhmp-shuhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
early 19th century; English; humorously from bump, on the pattern of fractious
  • egotistic conceited arrogant
  • humble modest
offensively self-assertive
A) Oh joy, we get to talk to the bumptious owner of the golf course about proper watering techniques, that sounds like fun. B) He would have gotten the promotion if he hadn't been bumptious and rude in the meeting.
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