verb (used with object) Informal.

to tramp or trample.
to defeat soundly; trounce.

Nearby words

  1. trombidiasis,
  2. trombone,
  3. trombonist,
  4. tromethamine,
  5. trommel,
  6. tromp, cornelis,
  7. trompe,
  8. trompe l'oeil,
  9. tromsö,
  10. tromsø

Origin of tromp

1880–85; gradational variant of tramp, perhaps with vowel of stomp




Cor·ne·lis [kawr-ney-lis] /kɔrˈneɪ lɪs/, 1629–91, and his father, Maar·ten Har·perts·zoon [mahr-tuh n hahr-puhrt-sohn] /ˈmɑr tən ˈhɑr pərtˌsoʊn/, 1597–1653, Dutch admirals. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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
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Word Origin and History for tromp



1892, variant of tramp; mainly American English. Related: Tromped; tromping.

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