oomph

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noun \ˈu̇m(p)f\

Definition of oomph

  1. 1 :  personal charm or magnetism :  glamour

  2. 2 :  sex appeal

  3. 3 :  punch, vitality

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.

Origin and Etymology of oomph

imitative of a sound made under exertion


First Known Use: 1935


OOMPH Defined for English Language Learners

oomph

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noun \ˈu̇m(p)f\

Definition of oomph for English Language Learners

  • : a quality that makes something attractive or appealing

  • : power or energy


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