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stamping ground

or stomping ground

a habitual or favorite haunt.
Origin of stamping ground
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
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  • What is now Wall Street was the stamping ground of pigs and goats.

  • They swore vengeance on Buck, his ranch, and his stamping ground.

    Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Clarence Edward Mulford
  • Here, on his own stamping ground, prowled the youthful scion of many a dissipated race—nouveau riche and Knickerbocker alike.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • The bears are likely to round back, for this is their stamping ground.

  • Mercedes was formerly the stamping ground of Irish immigrants.

  • Back to his old Kentucky stamping ground went Boone, and successfully piloted out a settlement of neighbours and comrades.

    The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
  • They had passed the danger line, and were well within the stamping ground of Pesita and his retainers.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Once on the west bank of the Mississippi, to use a Westernism, "he was on his own stamping ground."

  • If there are two of you, $6 a week will cover your holiday; and forty cents by electric car takes you out to your stamping ground.

  • Weren't these islands for nearly three centuries the stamping ground of all the pirates of the Spanish Main?

    Pieces of Eight Richard le Gallienne
British Dictionary definitions for stamping ground

stamping ground

a habitual or favourite meeting or gathering place
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Contemporary definitions for stamping ground
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Slang definitions & phrases for stamping ground

stamping ground

noun phrase

One's particular domain or territory; one's native heath: Ann Arbor used to be my stamping ground

[1821+; fr 1700s sense, ''a place frequented by animals'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with stamping ground

stamping ground

Also,old stamping ground. A habitual or favorite haunt, as in Whenever we visit, we go back to our old stamping ground, the drugstore nearest the high school. This term alludes to a traditional gathering place for horses or cattle, which stamp down the ground with their hooves. [ Early 1800s ]
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