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See also: bump-off and bump off

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EtymologyEdit

bump +‎ off, from the phrasal verb.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

bumpoff (plural bumpoffs)

  1. (chiefly US, slang) A murder.
    • 1944, "Slaying at Buffalo Linked to ‘Gas’ Ring," New York Times, 23 Jul., p. 37:
      Frank Buttitta, 28, victim of what police termed a "gang bumpoff," was identified today by Eugene J. Donnelly, assistant Federal attorney, as "the chief Buffalo area distributor for a western New York ring which produced counterfeit gasoline coupons."

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ReferencesEdit

  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.