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

Examples of vampy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Painted in black, with a high-shine glossy top coat, the star’s vampy manicure ensured all eyes were on the singer’s gold and diamond rings—including a stack on her wedding finger. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 23 Nov. 2023 Black is a neutral that goes with everything, but black cherry adds a little extra warmth while still keeping things vampy and simple enough to work with your entire wardrobe. Elle Turner, Glamour, 7 Nov. 2023 As noted by Pop, vampy reds are an autumnal mainstay. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 22 Oct. 2023 Celebrity nail artist Betina Goldstein created this stunning mixed metal micro French manicure in 2022. 03 Midnight Blue This shade is perfect for anyone who loves a vampy nail look but doesn’t want to commit to black nails. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 3 Oct. 2023 Her makeup was simple on the eye, but completed with a dark nude, vampy lip. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 2 Oct. 2023 Fox’s breakout role as Julia, the vampy mistress of Adam Sandler’s sleazy diamond dealer in 2019’s Uncut Gems, could not have come at a better time. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 30 Sep. 2023 Still, speaking in a deep, vampy voice, Abramović keeps a lively sense of humor and perspective about it all. Vogue, 23 Sep. 2023 Her character was first teased in an eerie trailer, which features her in a campy, vampy, Elvira-like gown and black latex gloves while holding a blanketed baby. Anna Tingley, Variety, 21 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


vamp entry 1 + -y entry 1

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vampy was in 1949

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“Vampy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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