See also: lump

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally the same as Lumpen (rag, tatter), later distinguished in form.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

Lump m (weak or strong, genitive (more standard) Lumpen or (more common in general usage) Lumps, plural (more standard) Lumpen or (more common in general usage) Lumpe)

  1. cad (mean, ignoble, or dirty male person)

Usage notesEdit

  • Lump may be declined according to the strong or weak pattern. The former is more originally standard, the latter more common in general usage.
  • The word is quite frequent in southern Germany and Austria; elsewhere it is not often heard.

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Czech: lump
  • Polish: lump

Further readingEdit

  • Lump” in Duden online
  • Lump” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache