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tramp

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verb \ˈtramp, vi 1 & vt 1 are also ˈträmp, ˈtrȯmp\

Simple Definition of tramp

  • : to walk or step heavily

  • : to walk for a long distance or time

Full Definition of tramp

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to walk, tread, or step especially heavily <tramped loudly on the stairs>

  3. 2a :  to travel about on foot :  hikeb :  to journey as a tramp

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to tread on forcibly and repeatedly

  6. 2 :  to travel or wander through or over on foot <have tramped all the woods on their property>

tramp·er noun

Examples of tramp

  1. We spent the day tramping through the woods.

  2. He tramped the streets looking for his dog.



Origin of tramp

Middle English; akin to Middle Low German trampen to stamp


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with tramp


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tramp

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noun \ˈtramp, 3, 4 are also ˈträmp, ˈtrȯmp\

Simple Definition of tramp

  • : a person who travels from place to place and does not have a home or much money

  • : a woman who has sex with many different men

  • : a walking trip

Full Definition of tramp

  1. 1a :  vagrant 1ab :  a foot travelerc :  a woman of loose morals; specifically :  prostitute

  2. 2 :  a walking trip :  hike

  3. 3 :  the succession of sounds made by the beating of feet on a surface (as a road, pavement, or floor)

  4. 4 :  an iron plate to protect the sole of a shoe

  5. 5 :  a ship not making regular trips but taking cargo when and where it offers and to any port —called also tramp steamer

trampy play \ˈtram-pē\ adjective

Examples of tramp

  1. a tramp through the woods

  2. <the police encouraged the tramps who were sleeping in the park to spend the bitterly cold night in the homeless shelter>



1790

First Known Use of tramp

1790


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tramp

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adjective \ˈtramp\

Definition of tramp

  1. :  having no fixed abode, connection, or destination <a tramp dog>



1873

First Known Use of tramp

1873


TRAMP Defined for Kids

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tramp

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verb \ˈtramp\

Definition of tramp

trampedtramp·ing

  1. 1 :  to travel or wander through on foot <They tramped through the thin snow … — Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising>

  2. 2 :  to walk heavily




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tramp

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noun

Definition of tramp

  1. 1 :  a person who wanders from place to place, has no home or job, and often lives by begging or stealing

  2. 2 :  the sounds made by the beat of marching feet

  3. 3 :  2hike





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