tramping

[ tram-ping ]
/ ˈtræm pɪŋ /
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noun

hiking, especially on trails having huts at regular intervals for hikers to use overnight.

Nearby words

  1. tramp,
  2. tramp art,
  3. tramp stamp,
  4. tramp steamer,
  5. tramper,
  6. tramping club,
  7. tramping hut,
  8. trample,
  9. trampoline,
  10. tramroad

Origin of tramping

First recorded in 1810–20; tramp + -ing1

tramp

[ tramp ]
/ træmp /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

noun

Origin of tramp

1350–1400; Middle English trampen to stamp; cognate with Low German trampen; akin to Gothic ana-trimpan to press hard upon. See traipse, trample

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British Dictionary definitions for tramping

tramp

/ (træmp) /

verb

noun

Derived Formstramping, 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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