Bumper crop
how786
Hi,

Someone jnow the origins of this word please?
Thanks!

Howard

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The phrase has become cliché, though I haven't found a particular historical origin. It is, ultimately, just a descriptive phrase, however. "Bumper" indicates anything unusually large and "crop" is a quantity of produce. It is applied a bit figuratively in many cases but Webster's points out that "bumper" dates to about 1676, likely from "bump" in the sense of "to bulge."
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