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"bumper crop' origins??

Posted by Bob on October 29, 2000

In Reply to: "Bumper crop' origins?? posted by how786 on October 29, 2000

: Hi,
: Anyone know the origins of this expression?

: Howard

Bumper has meant (since the 17th century anyway) something unusually large. So large it bulges. An unusually large crop fills the wagons/silos/baskets to the brim.