\ 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 Villa, one of my two favorites, perfectly amps up my natural lip color, while my other favorite Vesper, is a vampy magenta that sheers out to a berry stain. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, 27 May 2021 Enticingly vampy, stylishly cruel, stocked with character motivations, surely, but not of the kind that offer much in the way of an appeal to their inner psychologies. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 26 May 2021 Vivienne Westwood was a shift away from the actress’ usual fare, one that made for a vampy social media photoshoot worthy of a 40s pinup. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 26 Apr. 2021 With Elliott acting as emcee, the video was a vampy, MTV-ready tour de force. Matthew Jacobs, Rolling Stone, 7 Apr. 2021 Most recently, she was spotted at Giorgio Baldi, a posh Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, offering a foolproof template on how to achieve a vampy, all-black look. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Mar. 2021 Sporting new, dark brown hair (for the film, likely), Gaga shed her futuristic Chromatica image in favor of a more vampy Italiano look. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 25 Feb. 2021 Before the pandemic, van Ella starred in The Van Ella Bordella at the AllWays Lounge & Theatre — a weekly show with an immersive Storyville setting and some jazz standards and vampy, bluesy songs from Broadway shows. Will Coviello,, 8 Feb. 2021 Couleé did so by fusing a technological look with a more vampy finish. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 30 Oct. 2020

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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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5 Jun 2021

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“Vampy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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