From Middle English trampen (“to walk heavily”), from Middle Low German trampen (“to stamp”) (trampeln (“to walk with heavy steps”), see trample), or Middle Dutch trampen (“to stamp”), from Proto-West Germanic *trampan (“to step”). Doublet of tremp.
tramp (plural tramps)
- (sometimes derogatory) A homeless person; a vagabond. [from 1664]
- 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter III, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, →OCLC:
- [S]he had thought to discover a burglar of one or another accepted type—either a dashing cracksman in full-blown evening dress, lithe, polished, pantherish, or a common yegg, a red-eyed, unshaven burly brute in the rags and tatters of a tramp.
- (derogatory) A disreputable, promiscuous woman; a slut. [from 1922]
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:promiscuous woman
- I can't believe you'd let yourself be seen with that tramp.
- Claudia is such a tramp; making out with all those men when she has a boyfriend.
- Any ship which does not have a fixed schedule or published ports of call. [from 1880]
- 1888, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson; Volume 2, chapter 9:
- I was so happy on board that ship, I could not have believed it possible. We had the beastliest weather, and many discomforts; but the mere fact of its being a tramp-ship gave us many comforts; we could cut about with the men and officers, stay in the wheel-house, discuss all manner of things, and really be a little at sea.
- 1924, George Sutherland, Texas Transport Terminal Company v. New Orleans: Dissent Brandeis:
- Some of these are regular ocean liners; others are casual tramp ships.
- (Australia, New Zealand) A long walk, possibly of more than one day, in a scenic or wilderness area.
- 1968, John W. Allen, It Happened in Southern Illinois, page 75:
- The starting place for the tramp is reached over a gravel road that begins on Route 3 about a mile south of Gorham spur.
- 2005, Paul Smitz, Australia & New Zealand on a Shoestring, Lonely Planet, page 734:
- Speaking of knockout panoramas, if you′re fit then consider doing the taxing, winding, 8km tramp up Mt Roy (1578m; five to six hours return), start 6km from Wanaka on Mt Aspiring Rd.
- 2006, Marc Llewellyn, Lee Mylne, Frommer′s Australia from $60 a Day, page 186:
- The 1½-hour tramp passes through banksia, gum, and wattle forests, with spectacular views of peaks and valleys.
- Clipping of , especially a very small one.
- (in apposition) Of objects, stray, intrusive and unwanted.
- A metal plate worn by diggers under the hollow of the foot to save the shoe.
- To walk with heavy footsteps.
- To walk for a long time (usually through difficult terrain).
- We tramped through the woods for hours before we found the main path again.
- To hitchhike.
- (transitive) To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.
- (transitive) To travel or wander through.
- to tramp the country
- (transitive, Scotland) To cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water.
- 1842, Catherine Esther Beecher, A Treatise on Domestic Economy:
- Soak them [blankets, etc.], add to the water in which the linens were washed some soap, and also some of the preparation to produce a strong lather; rub or tramp them, then rinse and dry.
- “tramp”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- imperative of
Borrowed from English tramp, from Middle English trampen, from Middle Low German trampen or Middle Dutch trampen, from Proto-West Germanic *trampan, from an extension of Proto-Indo-European *dr-, *drem-, *dreh₂-.
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- tramp in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
- tramp in Polish dictionaries at PWN
- a step, a footprint
- (uncountable) the sound of feet (boots, shoes, hooves) walking
- Först då blir lyckan riktigt stor, när trampet hörs av små, små skor. (traditional wedding congratulation telegram)
- At last your luck will be complete, when you hear the patter of tiny shoes
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|Declension of tramp|