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tramp - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tramp

Definition
(noun) a disreputable vagrant
Synonyms : bum , hobo
Example Sentence
  • a homeless tramp
  • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums

Definition
(noun) a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
Synonyms : swinger

Definition
(noun) a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
Synonyms : hiker , tramper

Definition
(noun) a heavy footfall
Example Sentence
  • the tramp of military boots

Definition
(noun) a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule
Synonyms : tramp steamer

Definition
(noun) a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
Synonyms : hike , hiking
Example Sentence
  • she enjoys a hike in her spare time

Definition
(verb) travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition
Example Sentence
  • We went tramping about the state of Colorado

Definition
(verb) walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
Synonyms : footslog , pad , plod , slog , trudge
Example Sentence
  • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

Definition
(verb) cross on foot
Example Sentence
  • We had to tramp the creeks

Definition
(verb) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Synonyms : cast , drift , ramble , range , roam , roll , rove , stray , swan , vagabond , wander
Example Sentence
  • The gypsies roamed the woods
  • roving vagabonds
  • the wandering Jew
  • The cattle roam across the prairie
  • the laborers drift from one town to the next
  • They rolled from town to town

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tramp

tRAMP,conc. on the highlighted word...when ppl go on a ramp(fashion shows),they WALK AIMLESSLY
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by imajeeth

TRAMP and STAMP are rhyming words which mean, to walk with heavy footsteps, to march along.
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