\ ˈvam-pē How to pronounce vampy (audio) \
vampier; vampiest

Definition of vampy

: of or relating to a vamp : vampish also : risqué a vampy minidress

Examples of vampy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shorey’s depiction of the vampy ballerina is a scream, especially her flamboyantly self-incriminating musical number. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, "Review: ‘Murder for Two’ gets good and silly in Walnut Creek," 11 Sep. 2019 There was a lot to take in during Meghan Markle's surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards last night: the vampy nail polish, the striking black dress, the ultra-dramatic spotlight in the background. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Paid a Subtle Tribute to Prince Charles's Work at the British Fashion Awards," 11 Dec. 2018 From mascara that builds up the sparsest set of lashes, to a go-to conditioner, and a vampy liquid lipstick made for cooler days, the only way the sale could get better is if the store subbed in crunchy leaves for packing peanuts. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Tons of Beauty Products Are 50 Percent Off at Ulta Right Now," 25 Sep. 2018 Its trippy visual consisted of vampy women, neon panoramas and hallucinogenic references. Bianca Alysse, Billboard, "Kendrick Lamar's 20 Best Songs: Critic's Picks," 5 Feb. 2018 For that issue, the sisters posed in black-and-white lingerie and fur coats, with vampy makeup and matching shag haircuts. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Bella and Gigi Hadid Pose Nude for British "Vogue"," 30 Jan. 2018 The pop star traded in her turquoise locks for a hot pink hue, she's already gone on a selfie streak to show off her new hue—accessorizing her fuchsia mane with tartan headwraps, bowler hats, and vampy plum lipstick. Caitlin Petreycik, Seventeen, "Demi Lovato Goes Pink! Which Hair Color Is Your Favorite?," 24 Jan. 2014 But last night, Kim and Kourtney did just that: the two siblings hit the amfAR Gala in New York City with a more unified front, going very vampy in classic black dresses. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian Look More Alike Than Ever," 7 Feb. 2019 Stretching it out in vampy patent red thigh-highs, the singer put the fashun in athleisure fashion by working on her core while simultaneously committing to the pin-thin heel. Vogue, "Lady Gaga Masters the Art of Yoga—in Heels," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of vampy

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vampy

vamp entry 1 + -y entry 1

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“Vampy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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