Middle English Dictionary Entry

rump(e n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) The rump of a quadruped mammal; also, the tail; also, an animal rump as food for a hawk; (b) the rump of a person, posterior; (c) as surname.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • -?-(1474) Ordin.Househ.Pr.Edw.32* : The purveyors of beeves and muttons…hath to theire fees…the rumpes of every beefe…and the uthers, the which be served in the house in tyme of winter.
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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. rump.