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

Pronunciation

humpy

/ˈhəmpē//ˈhəmpi/

Main definitions of humpy in US English:

: humpy1humpy2

humpy2

noun

Australian
  • A makeshift hut.

    ‘she wept in the tin humpy at the back of the store’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Living conditions were harsh and spartan with many families living in humpies or tents.’
    • ‘Beyond are humpies, made from wood and corrugated iron.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

humpy

/ˈhəmpē//ˈhəmpi/