verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to dance the stomp.


a jazz composition, especially in early jazz, marked by a driving rhythm and a fast tempo.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for stomp

tread, stamp, jazz, dance, trample, music

Examples from the Web for stomp

Contemporary Examples of stomp

  • What was the alternative: for the president to stomp his feet?

  • Armed with its findings, Team Perry was ready and raring to stomp Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in the 2010 gubernatorial primary.

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    Rick Perry’s Secret Weapon

    Michelle Cottle

    August 29, 2011

  • Cindy: I am here to beat my drum and stomp my feet for more international attention.

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    Why My Mom Is in Africa

    Meghan McCain

    August 25, 2011

  • Oh Frank, you stole our hearts with your coy jumping up and down about Ali being the bachelorette only to stomp on them later.

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    TV's 6 Most Toxic Bachelors

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    June 28, 2010

  • With millions at stake, Sony is on a bizarre campaign to stomp out negative publicity for This Is It, Jackson's final performance.

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    What Are They Hiding?

    Jacob Bernstein

    October 25, 2009

Historical Examples of stomp

  • 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


verb (intr)

informal to tread or stamp heavily


a rhythmic stamping jazz dance

Word Origin for stomp

variant of stamp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for stomp

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