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oomph

 (o͝omf)
n. Slang
1. Spirited vigor: "With stronger muscles, you'll have more oomph for cardio activities" (Suzanne Schlosberg).
2. Physical or sexual attractiveness.

[Expressive of exertion.]
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oomph

(ʊmf)
n
1. enthusiasm, vigour, or energy
2. sex appeal
[C20: perhaps imitative of the bellow of a mating bull]
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oomph

(ʊmf)

n. Slang.
1. energy; vitality; enthusiasm.
2. sex appeal.
[1935–40, Amer.; imitative of the sound made during exertion]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oomph - attractiveness to the opposite sex
attractiveness - sexual allure
sultriness - the quality of expressing or arousing sexual desire; "the sultriness of her look was unmistakable"; "the sultriness of lust was in the air"
2.oomph - the activeness of an energetic personalityoomph - the activeness of an energetic personality
activeness, activity - the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically; "the level of activity declines with age"
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oomph

noun
Slang. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner:
Informal: ginger, pep, peppiness.
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Translations

oomph

[ʊmf] Nbrío m, marcha f
it will put the oomph back into your sex lifedará nuevos bríos a su vida sexual
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oomph

[ˈʊmf] npeps m
to have oomph [person, thing] → avoir du peps
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oomph

n (inf)
(= energy)Pep m (inf), → Schwung m
(= sex appeal)Sex m (inf); to have oomphsexy sein (inf)
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oomph

[ʊmf] n (fam) → verve f inv
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References in classic literature ?
"A funny old mother pig lived in a stye, and three little piggies had she; "(Ti idditty idditty) umph, umph, umph!
"Umph!" he said, for he had come across more than one such barricade in his night rambles after things to eat.
'Umph! I saw Delhi shake at least- and Delhi is the navel of the world.'
He paused a moment before Dolph; then spitting a discharge of tobacco-juice on his well-blacked boots, and giving a contemptuous umph, he walked on.
This undeniable argument produced a sort of acquiescent umph! on the part of the Saxon, with the addition, ``I wish her devotion may choose fair weather for the next visit to St John's Kirk; but what, in the name of ten devils,'' continued he, turning to the cupbearer, and raising his voice as if happy to have found a channel into which he might divert his indignation without fear or control
'Umph!' cried Sikes, stopping short, as the girl, scarcely moving her head, looked suddenly round, and pointed for an instant to the Jew's face.
"We recognise that the entrepreneurs of the future are in the schools and colleges of today and have organised Umph! for the past six years as part of our commitment to nurturing young talent."
Even E if you have a 20 to 30 over rest it gives the whole elding unit and the bowlers just another umph to go again.
Some would argue the bigger behemoths can still be hand-propped in theory, but it gets less and less advisable because it requires more and more umph. "Umph" in this instance is defined as the combination of muscle, weight, leverage and momentum.
Dean Richards would later brush it off as a bout of "charades" where the only injuries were "a couple of broken fingernails", but it certainly put the umph back into a game which was petering out to a standstill.
See if you can put a little extra umph into your latest activity or project, it will definitely pay off!