AskDefine | Define bumper

Dictionary Definition

bumper adj : extraordinarily abundant; "a bumper crop"


1 a glass filled to the brim (especially as a toast); "we quaffed a bumper of ale"
2 a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Someone or something that bumps.
  2. A bouncer.
  3. Parts at the front and back of a vehicle which are meant to absorb the impact of a collision.
  4. Any mechanical device used to absorb an impact, soften a collision, or protect against impact.
    • The company sells screw-on rubber bumpers and feet.
  5. A side wall of a pool table.
  6. A drinking vessel filled to the brim.
  7. In the context of "television|radio": A short ditty or jingle used to separate a show from the advertisements.


someone or something that bumps
cricket: bouncer
impact absorber in an automobile
mechanical device to absorb impact
side wall of a pool table
  • Dutch: boord, kant
  • Finnish: valli
drinking vessel filled to the brim
short ditty or jingle used to separate a show from the advertisements
  • Dutch: jingle, aankondigingsjingle


  1. Large; filled to the bumpers at the top of a silo.
    • We harvested a bumper crop of arugula and parsnips this year.


  • Dutch: groot, vol, immens
  • Finnish: runsas




  • /bʏmpɘr/


  1. A bumper of a car.

Extensive Definition

Bumper can refer to:
bumper in German: Bumper

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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