Dictionary

oompah

noun oom·pah \ˈüm-(ˌ)pä, ˈm-\

Definition of OOMPAH

:  a repeated rhythmic bass accompaniment especially in a band; also :  music featuring such accompaniment
oompah verb

Variants of OOMPAH

oom·pah also oom·pah–pah \ˌüm-(ˌ)pä-ˈpä, ˌm-\

Origin of OOMPAH

imitative
First Known Use: 1877

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: oomphPrevious Word in the Dictionary: oomiakAll Words Near: oompah
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears