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stomp

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verb (used with object)
  1. stamp(defs 1–3).
verb (used without object)
  1. stamp(defs 11, 12).
  2. to dance the stomp.
noun
  1. stamp(def 14).
  2. a jazz composition, especially in early jazz, marked by a driving rhythm and a fast tempo.
  3. a dance to this music, usually marked by heavy stamping of the feet.

Origin of stomp

First recorded in 1820–30; variant of stamp
Related formsstomp·er, noun
Can be confusedstamp stomp
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Examples from the Web for stomp

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • Damn, I'll stomp my mother if she talks big to me right then.

  • "Stomp him," I tell him again, pretty quiet, but he does it.

  • I sh'd think you'd know enough to stomp your feet before you come in.

    Back Home

    Eugene Wood

  • Hope ya fall in the mud, an' I'll stomp on your head if ya do!

    The Duck-footed Hound

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • For a minute I'd pull you down here and stomp the life out of you!

    Dixie Hart

    Will N. Harben


British Dictionary definitions for stomp

stomp

verb (intr)
  1. informal to tread or stamp heavily
noun
  1. a rhythmic stamping jazz dance

Word Origin

variant of stamp
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Word Origin and History for stomp

v.

1803, variant of stamp. Related: Stomped; stomping. Noun meaning "lively social dance" is recorded from 1912 in jazz slang.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper