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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.]
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]
a depressed state of mind (usu. prec. by in the).
[1515–25; compare German dumpf dull, Middle Dutch domp haze]
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|Noun||1.||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