One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Humped in form; having a hump.
- ‘Straddling a sharp turn of the Wuyang River, its picturesque jumble of stone and concrete houses line banks loomed over by steep, humpy hills.’
- ‘Over the humpy bits you can get air and there are roadside elements that you can now hit, such as cones and wooden barriers, which go flying out into traffic.’
- ‘It's not all that civilized, though, as I learn when I almost lose my wild-boar salami to a humpy black weasel through momentary inattention to my daypack.’
- ‘The dark, humpy peak sneaks in and out of view over the next couple of days as we climb higher into the valley.’
A makeshift hut.‘she wept in the tin humpy at the back of the store’
- ‘Most families lived in stone houses, rather than tents or humpies as was usually the case in the other settlements, built along a road at the top of the cliffs.’
- ‘Beyond are humpies, made from wood and corrugated iron.’
- ‘Living conditions were harsh and spartan with many families living in humpies or tents.’
- ‘So, do you wish them to sell up and live in a humpy?’
- ‘At the other end of the economic scale there are people living in humpies in the bushland surrounding the town.’
From Yagara (an extinct Aboriginal language), influenced by hump.
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