verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of tramp
Synonyms for tramp
Related Words for trampedtraipse, ramble, trudge, gallop, plod, trample, slog, roam, trek, march, hop, stamp, hike, stomp, tour, crush, range, pound, rove, navigate
Examples from the Web for tramped
Historical Examples of tramped
Tramped over Brazil as a day laborer, and through the West Indies.
Tramped all day yesterday, and got my cloam tored, and lost my rabbit-skins and duppence.Furze the Cruel
Tramped round to ther old stone quarry one way, but didn't see northing.Frank Merriwell's Cruise
Burt L. Standish
Tramped far and wide in the United States and Canada, in 1894, for social and economic study.Contemporary American Literature
John Matthews Manly and Edith Rickert
Word Origin for tramp
late 14c., "walk heavily, stamp," from Middle Low German trampen "to stamp," from Proto-Germanic *tramp- (cf. Danish trampe, Swedish trampa "to tramp, stamp," Gothic ana-trimpan "to press upon"), probably from a variant of the Proto-Germanic source of trap. Related: Tramped; tramping.
"person who wanders about, vagabond," 1660s, from tramp (v). Sense of "steamship which takes cargo wherever it can be traded" (as opposed to one running a regular line) is attested from c.1880. The meaning "promiscuous woman" is from 1922.