- to tramp or trample.
- to defeat soundly; trounce.
Origin of tromp
- Cor·ne·lis [kawr-ney-lis] /kɔrˈneɪ lɪs/, 1629–91, and his father, Maar·ten Har·perts·zoon [mahr-tuh n hahr-puh rt-sohn] /ˈmɑr tən ˈhɑr pərtˌsoʊn/, 1597–1653, Dutch admirals.
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Examples from the Web for tromp
Young Tromp was finishing a carouse in the cabin when the English broke in.
Tromp in the Brederode bore down with his squadron in line behind him.
If Tromp had had to deal with Blake only, there could have been but one end to the conflict.
Whether Tromp knew that Blake had sailed for the north does not appear.
At least it appears that the English passed to windward of Tromp.
- Cornelius (Martenszoon) (korˈneɪlɪs). 1629–91, Dutch admiral, who fought during the 2nd and 3rd Anglo-Dutch Wars
- his father, Maarten (Harpertszoon) (ˈmartən). 1598–1653, Dutch admiral, who fought in the 1st Anglo-Dutch War: killed in action
Word Origin and History for tromp
1892, variant of tramp; mainly American English. Related: Tromped; tromping.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper