transitive verb \ˈtamp\

: to press (something) down by hitting it lightly

Full Definition of TAMP

:  to drive in or down by a succession of light or medium blows <tamp wet concrete>
:  to put a check on :  reduce, lessen <tamp down rumors>
tamp·er noun

Origin of TAMP

probably back-formation from obsolete tampion, tampin plug, from Middle English, from Middle French tapon, tampon, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German zapho tap — more at tap
First Known Use: 1834

Rhymes with TAMP



Definition of TAMP

:  a tool for tamping

First Known Use of TAMP



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