verb (used without object), stam·ped·ed, stam·ped·ing.
verb (used with object), stam·ped·ed, stam·ped·ing.
Origin of stampede
Examples from the Web for stampeders
Historical Examples of stampeders
At Skagway the army of "stampeders" swarmed up into the mountains.The Trail of a Sourdough
May Kellogg Sullivan
He went down to meet the second car of stampeders, and his answer to them was the same.Wunpost
Thousands of horses and mules were employed by the stampeders.Alaska
Small numbers marked the places where the stampeders had staked their claims.
It was not long after Dick and Tom had left Martin's cabin that the stampeders arrived.
Word Origin for stampede
1828, from Mexican Spanish estampida, from Spanish, "an uproar," from estamper "to stamp, press, pound," from the same Germanic root that yielded English stamp (v.). The political sense is first recorded 1846. As the name of an annual exhibition of cowboy skills in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, it is attested from 1912.
1823; see stampede (n.). Related: Stampeded; stampeding.