stamping ground

noun

ˈstam-piŋ How to pronounce stamping ground (audio)
ˈstäm-,
ˈstȯm-

Examples of stamping ground in a Sentence

if she isn't at home, you can usually find her at the local library, her favorite stamping ground
Recent Examples on the Web Key to its legacy is its terrifying ending, which sees Nicholson’s detective J.J. Gittes return to his old stamping ground of Chinatown. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 22 June 2024 That story began on June 23, 2018, when celebrating members of the Wild Boars soccer team entered Tham Luang, a favorite stamping ground, not realizing that the fast-approaching monsoon season was about to get an early start. Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2021 But e-commerce is for now their main stamping ground. Telis Demos, WSJ, 22 Aug. 2021 Greece’s banking sector has been a stamping ground for international investors since the country’s emergence from crippling bailout programs and years of economic turmoil. Margot Patrick, WSJ, 9 June 2021 Each has its own strong personality, stamping ground and cat frenemies. Star Tribune, 27 Aug. 2020 Once a stamping ground where rugged, able stuntmen such as Cliff made an all-American genre staple, the place is now a decaying gynocracy where hippie chicks laze about all day. Kyle Smith, National Review, 13 Dec. 2019 There’d also be a pit stop in neighboring Harpswell, a stamping ground of hers as a girl. BostonGlobe.com, 18 Oct. 2019 Thursday marked his first game at his old stamping grounds. Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stamping ground was in 1786

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“Stamping ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stamping%20ground. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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