Main definitions of humpy in English

: humpy1humpy2

humpy1

adjective

  • 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.’
    • ‘The dark, humpy peak sneaks in and out of view over the next couple of days as we climb higher into the valley.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

humpy

/ˈhʌmpi/

Main definitions of humpy in English

: humpy1humpy2

humpy2

noun

Australian
  • A makeshift hut.

    ‘she wept in the tin humpy at the back of the store’
    • ‘Beyond are humpies, made from wood and corrugated iron.’
    • ‘So, do you wish them to sell up and live in a humpy?’
    • ‘Living conditions were harsh and spartan with many families living in humpies or tents.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At the other end of the economic scale there are people living in humpies in the bushland surrounding the town.’

Origin

From Yagara (an extinct Aboriginal language), influenced by hump.

Pronunciation

humpy

/ˈhʌmpi/