\ 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 Beginning with the glam process in her hotel room, Park’s hair and makeup team wanted a vampy beauty look that would accentuate her all-pink outfit while challenging la dolce vita. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 12 July 2022 Halsey always knocks it out of the park with their glam, but this vampy look was especially incredible. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, 3 Apr. 2022 The Maleficent star started off her month with a surprisingly vampy look. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Nov. 2021 In the ’90s, Hayek played up her vampy side, embracing daring silhouettes and body-conscious fashions. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 2 Sep. 2021 But more importantly, the star also has a history of wearing vampy black dresses on the red carpet, meaning her personal style is meant for this role. Christian Allair, Vogue, 10 Aug. 2021 One of those Floridians, a convincingly vampy Rebecca Ferguson, gets under Hugh’s skin and then disappears mysteriously in time-space, as Floridians are wont to do. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 19 Aug. 2021 Flash-forward to today, however, and Kim Kardashian—the queen of Instagram fit pics—also paid homage to the throwback trend, albeit in her own vampy way. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 22 Mar. 2021 Despite the mega star power at the awards show, the couple instantly commanded the paparazzi on the red carpet: Fox wore a vampy Mugler dress with cut-outs, while Kelly—who won the top rock artist award—sported a modern, edgy Balmain suit. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 24 May 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

23 Jul 2022

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“Vampy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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