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verb; the act of playing drums or drumming, either drum set or hand drums such as bongos or congas particularly loudly as in a drumline; originally used in jazz circles in the 1930s, but revived when street drummers began playing plastic five-gallon pails and trash cans for tips.
"Damn, man! Brio's really thumpin' the tubs tonight!"
by bongoman October 22, 2007
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