verb (used without object)
  1. stamp(defs 11, 12).
  2. to dance the stomp.
  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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for stomper


  1. a rock or jazz song with a particularly strong and danceable beat
  2. a person or animal that stomps


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

Word Origin for stomp

variant of stamp
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Word Origin and History for stomper



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

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