1. Spurious data held in a database through error, incompetence, poor design, poor maintenance, age, misplaced user priorities, but usually due to a subtle confluence of all of these factors.

2. Data that will never, ever be used and is recorded merely because it can be, or must be due to regulation.

3. The lowest qualitative measure in the epistemological hierarchy of wisdom, knowledge, information, data, gumpf.
Wikipeadia contains a lot of gumpf.

I used to read my horoscope in the paper but now I realise they're just gumpf.

Many government computer systems are regulated to store only gumpf.

by Whimsey January 06, 2008
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Top Definition
Slang for random junk
i'm off to get rid of the gumpf on my computer
by god4000 May 29, 2005
1. noun. formal copy repeated in correspondence or regular issues of a book or magazine.
When you're sending that eviction notice, just put all the formal gumpf in at the top and then tell them they're lazy pigs and we have a sty that might suit them better.

Where do I find that imprint gumpf on the server? I need to set this book yesterday.
by Ryan Paine January 17, 2008
The random junk that accumilates in and around a home that has children living in it.
i.e To one or more children, 'I've just spent an hour clearing the living room of your gumpf'
by Sharon2205 August 20, 2007

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