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dumps

 (dŭmps)
pl.n.
A gloomy, melancholy state of mind; depression. Often used with the: felt down in the dumps.

[Probably from Dutch domp, haze, from Middle Dutch damp, vapor.]

dumps

(dʌmps)
pl n
informal a state of melancholy or depression (esp in the phrase down in the dumps)
[C16: probably from Middle Dutch domp haze, mist; see damp]

dumps

(dʌmps)

n.pl.
a depressed state of mind (usu. prec. by in the).
[1515–25; compare German dumpf dull, Middle Dutch domp haze]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dumps - an informal expression for a mildly depressed state; "in the dumps"; "have the mopes"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
low spirits - a state of mild depression

dumps

plural noun

dumps

noun
References in classic literature ?
She thought: "If I seem not to notice he will think that I do not sympathize with him; if I seem sad and out of spirits myself, he will say (as he has done before) that I'm in the dumps.
I get in the dumps at times, and don't open my mouth for days on end.