9:44 a.m. - 2006-03-09
It was a wit’s observation during the 1884 campaign that a Mugwhump was a fence sitter, with a big mug on one side and his whump (or rump) on the other.
Well I don’t know who ‘wit’ is. I don’t know what the 1884 campaign was. I’m definitely NOT a fence sitter, or a ‘he’. But there’s something about a ‘mug’ and a ‘whump’ that rings a bell.
However, my Concise Oxford Dictionary says:
I need say no more.