I've had this one on my list of suggestions for the suggestion list for a while now. Perhaps it's time to make the suggestion.
I always understood this word as meaning awkward, goofily clownish, etc. Come to find out it means aggressively, rudely, or offensively assertive. I believe I conflated it with bumpkin, which is often used to describe a palooka from Podunk.
Use this forum to suggest Good Words for Professor Beard.
2 posts • Page 1 of 1
- Grand Panjandrum
- Posts: 3154
- Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:41 pm
- Location: RUSTON, LA
Apparently different derivations here, possibly related to bump. Still it's an amusing word, and it's easy to think of a bumptious bumpkin bumping palookas.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests