\ ˈvam-pē \
vampier; vampiest

Definition of vampy

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

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Grande accessorized the look with a black box bag and—what else!—her signature vampy thigh-high boots. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Ariana Grande Is the Latest Celebrity to Embrace Faux Fur," 19 Dec. 2018 At the British Fashion Awards, Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance wearing her hair in a super-sleek low bun and paired with vampy plum nail polish. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie Just Got a Post-Wedding Hair Makeover," 12 Dec. 2018 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 Step 2: Add a vampy mauve shade around the outer corners of your lids for a bit of ~drama~. Get help with your pink smokey eye from this tutorial: Step 3: Use a pearly hue to highlight your cheekbones, forehead, nose, cupid's bow, and chin. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "5 Snapchat Filter Halloween Costumes You Should Rock IRL," 8 Aug. 2018 On her second cover, Kylie brought a fun twist to a dark, vampy look by wearing cute bunny ears with an absolutely perf fishtail braid! Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner On Constantly Being Judged: "There's A Whole Other Side Of Me That People Don't See"," 2 Mar. 2015 Clooney's beauty look maintained the vampy spirit of red lace with loose, cascading dark waves and a bold red lip offset with subtle pink blush and dark brows. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney Steps Out in A Killer Going-Out Top," 17 Apr. 2018 Whether she's wrapped up in layers of vampy leather or wearing nothing but a sequined unitard, Bella knows how to make heads turn on the red carpet. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Is Clearly Here to Slay at the Met Gala," 7 May 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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a servile follower or underling

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