Origin and Etymology of tamp
probably back-formation from obsolete tampion, tampin plug, from Middle English, from Middle French tapon, tampon, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German zapho tap — more at 3tap
First Known Use: 1834
Definition of tamp
: a tool for tamping
First Known Use of tamp
TAMP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tamp for English Language Learners
: to press (something) down by hitting it lightly
TAMP Defined for Kids
Definition of tamp for Students
: to press down or in by hitting lightly She tamped down the soil.
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