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v. tramped, tramp·ing, tramps
1. To walk with a firm, heavy step; trudge.
a. To travel on foot; hike.
b. To wander about aimlessly.
1. To traverse on foot: tramp the fields.
2. To tread down; trample: tramp down snow.
a. A heavy footfall.
b. The sound produced by heavy walking or marching.
2. A walking trip; a hike.
3. One who travels aimlessly about on foot, doing odd jobs or begging for a living; a vagrant.
a. A prostitute.
b. A person regarded as promiscuous.
5. Nautical A tramp steamer.
6. A metal plate attached to the sole of a shoe for protection, as when spading ground.

[Middle English trampen, to walk heavily, from Middle Low German.]

tramp′er n.
tramp′ish adj.
tramp′y adj.


adj, trampier or trampiest
slang (of a woman) disreputable, promiscuous
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