Definition of "tramp" []

  • To walk with a firm, heavy step; trudge. (verb-intransitive)
  • To travel on foot; hike. (verb-intransitive)
  • To wander about aimlessly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To traverse on foot: tramp the fields. (verb-transitive)
  • To tread down; trample: tramp down snow. (verb-transitive)
  • To walk long and far; hike (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To walk heavily or firmly across or through (a place); march or trudge (verb)
  • To wander about as a vagabond or tramp (verb)
  • To make (a journey) or traverse (a place) on foot, esp laboriously or wearily (verb)
  • To tread or trample (verb)
  • To walk for sport or recreation, esp in the bush (verb)
  • A person who travels about on foot, usually with no permanent home, living by begging or doing casual work (noun)
  • A long hard walk; hike (noun)
  • A heavy or rhythmic step or tread (noun)
  • The sound of heavy treading (noun)
  • A merchant ship that does not run between ports on a regular schedule but carries cargo wherever the shippers desire (noun)
  • A prostitute or promiscuous girl or woman (noun)
  • An iron plate on the sole of a boot (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "tramp" in a sentence
  • "_Tramp, tramp, tramp_, with the smoke and sparks rising; and the big sailor growled again in protest."
  • "_Tramp, tramp, tramp_, growing fainter and fainter till it died out; and then Private Smithers said, "Hah!" making a great deal of it, and then sighed and smacked his lips as if thirsty, for the water was rippling pleasantly in his ears."
  • "The evening's companion to Can You Hear Me and Detective Sketches, Lorenzo's basically a gay version of The Blue Angel, with David Zak as an advertising "creative" who becomes obsessed with the title tramp, a blithely opportunistic teenage hustler played by Paul Raedyn."