[ stomp ]
/ stɒmp /

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.

Nearby words

  1. stomatotomy,
  2. stomatous,
  3. stomium,
  4. stomodaeum,
  5. stomodeum,
  6. stomper,
  7. stompie,
  8. stomping ground,
  9. stone,
  10. stone age

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

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British Dictionary definitions for stomp


/ (stɒmp) /

verb (intr)

informal to tread or stamp heavily


a rhythmic stamping jazz dance

Word Origin for stomp

variant of stamp

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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