noun \ˈm(p)f\

: a quality that makes something attractive or appealing

: power or energy

Full Definition of OOMPH

:  personal charm or magnetism :  glamour

Examples of OOMPH

  1. The plot of the story lacks oomph.
  2. The truck doesn't have the oomph to haul the boat.

Origin of OOMPH

imitative of a sound made under exertion
First Known Use: 1936


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