humpy

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hump·y

 (hŭm′pē)
adj. hump·i·er, hump·i·est
1. Covered with or containing humps.
2. Resembling a hump.
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humpy

(ˈhʌmpɪ)
adj, humpier or humpiest
1. full of humps
2. informal Brit angry or gloomy
ˈhumpiness n

humpy

(ˈhʌmpɪ)
n, pl humpies
Austral a primitive hut
[C19: from a native Australian language]
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hump•y

(ˈhʌm pi)

adj. hump•i•er, hump•i•est.
1. full of humps.
2. resembling a hump; humplike.
[1700–10]
hump′i•ness, n.
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Translations

humpy

[ˈhʌmpɪ] ADJ (humpier (compar) (humpiest (superl))) → desigual
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humpy

adj (+er) countryhügelig, buckelig (esp S Ger)
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"Illiterate welfare dependent families living in humpies in Papunya clearly should rate higher than a double income, university educated family living in their own home in Parramatta," it said.
Silver fresh from the sea, humpies are said to be ready takers and make good eating.
I grew up in tin huts and humpies along the Darling River and hardly went to school.
Witton Castle: Black/White Zonker, CdC patterns, Dawson's Olive, Humpies, Diawl Bach.
Behind her, the faces of women peeked from humpies, tents and make-do houses and the word spread as to what had happened to Vera.
When a family member dies, the family will leave their homes and live in a "sorry camp" out in the hush in humpies [temporary shelter] for two or three months.
The scale of this endeavour was evident in the prevalence of ownerbuilt humpies, which were the norm in 1995 (Figures 1 and 2).