hump

hump
I. vb
1.
to have sex (with). 'Once a fashionable word for copulation', according to the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Grose, 1785, hump is now scarcely fashionable but is still a widespread vulgarism, often in the form 'humping'. See also dry-hump
2.
to carry. This now common informal sense of the word was considered unor-thodox in the 1950s.
II. n
1.
the hump a feeling of annoyance, resentment or depression. To 'have the hump' or 'get the hump' has meant to be bad-tempered or to take offence since the 18th century. It comes from the notion of a hunchback's burden.
► '"I've got the 'ump today!" he told us cheerfully.' (Security guard, Evening Standard, 12 June 1989)
2.
American
a nickname for a Camel cig-arette
3.
a despicable or contemptible person.
This insult may be based on the old term for a hunchback or may derive from the sexual meaning of the verb to hump.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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