oomph

noun \ ˈu̇m(p)f \
Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of oomph

1 : personal charm or magnetism : glamour

Examples of oomph in a Sentence

  1. The plot of the story lacks oomph.

  2. The truck doesn't have the oomph to haul the boat.

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Origin and Etymology of oomph

imitative of a sound made under exertion


OOMPH Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of oomph for English Language Learners

  • : a quality that makes something attractive or appealing

  • : power or energy


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