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tramp

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[ tramp ]
/ træmp /
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verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
noun
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Origin of tramp

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English trampen “to walk heavily, stamp”; cognate with Low German trampen, Middle Dutch tramperen “to stamp”; akin to Gothic ana-trimpan “to press hard upon”; see origin at traipse, trample

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Other definitions for tramp (2 of 2)

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[ tramp ]
/ træmp /

noun
a trampoline: We learned some wicked pivots on the tramp today.
verb (used without object)
to use a trampoline, especially with a tramp board: These are the boards preferred by professional water skiers who tramp as part of their training.

Origin of tramp

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Shortening of trampoline
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How to use tramp in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tramp

tramp
/ (træmp) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of tramp

tramping, nountrampish, adjective

Word Origin for tramp

C14: probably from Middle Low German trampen; compare Gothic ana-trimpan to press heavily upon, German trampen to hitchhike
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