dumps dumps  /ˈdəmps/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an informal expression for a mildly depressed state

Usage(s):

  1. California's reputation as a trendsetter has been enhanced: while most states fight to keep nuclear-waste dumps out, three Mojave Desert towns are fighting to get one.
  2. Last month Manhattan's Tammany Hall was down in the dumps.

News

  1. Get outta town: 3 quick ideas for your weekend (June 14-16)

    It’s Father’s Day on Sunday. Is Dad a little down in the dumps about lawn mowing and gutter cleaning? Does he just need to get out of the house for an out-of-town getaway? Here are some ideas for this weekend. GO NORTH Got a young dad who needs to stretch his legs? I mean, really
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Winmill Transportation, an established oil field service provider, is looking

    Winmill Transportation, an established oil field service provider, is looking for class A drivers to operate belly dumps and water tankers in western North Dakota. Housing available. Flexible home time. Must pass DOT drug test. Pay D.O.E Please call Dan @ 218-766-3113
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Grand Rapids Herald-Review

  3. Dropping in at Dumps

    A surfer pulls into a wave at the Ahihi-Kinau surf spot called “Dumps” on Thursday morning. Last week’s south swell has dropped.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Maui News

Quotes

  1. "Slim dumps a small pile of powder on the coffee table. He cuts it, snorts it. He cuts it again. I snort some. I ease back on the couch and consider the Rubicon I've just crossed" Agassi writes. "There is a moment of regret, followed by vast...
    on Oct 27, 2009 By: Andre Agassi Source: The Inquisitr

  2. "A smidgen of good news and suddenly everything is doing great. A little bit of bad news and ooohh , we're down on the dumps," Obama said. "And I am obviously an object of this constantly varying assessment. I am the object in chief of this...
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "He's pretty down in the dumps about things right now," Larry Jones said. "He talked to me about it three or four months ago, and I told him, 'Don't make a decision based on how you feel right now. Give it a chance.' But I'm running out of...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Larry Jones Source: The Canadian Press

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