Friday, March 25, 2011


Bumptious \BUMP-shuh\ , adjective;
1. Crudely, presumptuously, or loudly self-assertive

This word is first attested in 1803 and is probably a humorous coinage based on the pattern of fractious, boisterous etc.

Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Friday, March 25
Etymologies come from the Oxford English Dictionary and/or

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