Tramp - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |træmp|  American pronunciation of the word tramp
Brit.  |tramp|  British pronunciation of the word tramp
- a vagrant (syn: bum, hobo)
- a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex (syn: swinger)
- a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure) (syn: hiker)
- a heavy footfall
- a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule
- a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure (syn: hike, hiking)
- travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition
- walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud (syn: footslog, pad, plod, slog, trudge)
- cross on foot
- move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment (syn: cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, vagabond, wander)

Examples

We spent the day tramping through the woods.

He tramped the streets looking for his dog.

...the police encouraged the tramps who were sleeping in the park to spend the bitterly cold night in the homeless shelter...

a long tramp through the snow

He tramped the streets looking for work.

The walk involved tramping through mud.

We went tramping about the state of Colorado

We had to tramp the creeks

...a maudlin movie about a lovable tramp...

The young tramp cast him a wary glance.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: tramp
he/she/it: tramps
present participle: tramping
past tense: tramped
past participle: tramped
noun
singular: tramp
plural: tramps
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