- stamp(defs 11, 12).
- to dance the stomp.
Origin of stomp
First recorded in 1820–30; variant of stamp
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- a rock or jazz song with a particularly strong and danceable beat
- a person or animal that stomps
- informal to tread or stamp heavily
- a rhythmic stamping jazz dance
Word Origin for stomp
variant of stamp
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1803, variant of stamp. Related: Stomped; stomping. Noun meaning "lively social dance" is recorded from 1912 in jazz slang.
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