Bumper crop

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In agriculture, a Bumper Crop is a crop that has yielded an unusually productive harvest.

A Bumper Crop can also be a source of problems, such as when there is insufficient storage space (barns, grain bins, etc.) for an overlarge crop. The word "Bumper" has a second definition[1] meaning "something unusually large", which is where this term comes from.[2]

Related meanings or puns[edit]

The term "bumper crop" has also been used to refer to a similar large result in other activities, or as a pun such as with a group of automobiles (for their front/rear bumpers).[3]


  1. ^ "Bumper". Merriam Webster Online Dictionary.
  2. ^ "Is it OK to pet the cow?". The Word Detective. November 27, 2000.
  3. ^ Ted Schnell (editor). "Cooler Temps Draw More Cars, Larger Crowd to Cruise Nite", St. Charles Patch, St. Charles, Illinois. 25 July 2013. Accessed 20 October 2013.