samp

noun
\ˈsamp \

Definition of samp 

: coarse hominy or a boiled cereal made from it

First Known Use of samp

1643, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for samp

modification of Narragansett nasàump corn mush

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about samp

Dictionary Entries near samp

Samothrace

samovar

Samoyed

samp

sampaguita

Sampaio

sampaloc

Statistics for samp

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for samp

The first known use of samp was in 1643

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on samp

See words that rhyme with samp

Comments on samp

What made you want to look up samp? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!