tramp


1tramp

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

: to walk or step heavily

: to walk for a long distance or time

Full Definition of TRAMP

intransitive verb
1
:  to walk, tread, or step especially heavily <tramped loudly on the stairs>
2
a :  to travel about on foot :  hike
b :  to journey as a tramp
transitive verb
1
:  to tread on forcibly and repeatedly
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

2tramp

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

: 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
a :  vagrant 1a
b :  a foot traveler
c :  a woman of loose morals; specifically :  prostitute
2
:  a walking trip :  hike
3
:  the succession of sounds made by the beating of feet on a surface (as a road, pavement, or floor)
4
:  an iron plate to protect the sole of a shoe
5
:  a ship not making regular trips but taking cargo when and where it offers and to any port —called also tramp steamer
trampy \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>

First Known Use of TRAMP

1790

Related to TRAMP

Synonyms
bindle stiff, bum, bummer, hobo, sundowner [Australian], swaggie [chiefly Australian], swagman [chiefly Australian], vagabond, vagrant

3tramp

adjective \ˈtramp\

Definition of TRAMP

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

First Known Use of TRAMP

1873

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