Definitions for vampvæmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vampvæmp(n.)

  1. the portion of a shoe upper that covers the instep and toes.

  2. something pieced together.

  3. an introductory musical passage commonly consisting of a repeated succession of chords played before the start of a solo.

    Category: Music and Dance

  4. (v.t.)to repair (a shoe) with a new vamp.

  5. to patch; repair.

  6. to give (something) a new appearance by adding a patch.

  7. to concoct or invent:

    to vamp up ugly rumors.

  8. (v.i.)to play a musical vamp.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of vamp:

1175–1225; ME vampe < AF; MF avant-pie=avant- fore- (see avaunt ) +pie foot (< L pedem, acc. of pēs)

vamp′ish(adj.)

vampvæmp(n.)

  1. a seductive woman.

  2. (v.t.)to seduce with feminine charms.

  3. (v.i.)to act as a vamp.

Origin of vamp:

1905–10; short for vampire

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteaser(noun)

    a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

  2. vamp(noun)

    an improvised musical accompaniment

  3. vamp(verb)

    piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe

  4. vamp, vamp up(verb)

    make up

    "vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting"

  5. vamp, vamp up(verb)

    piece (something old) with a new part

    "vamp up an old speech"

  6. vamp(verb)

    act seductively with (someone)

  7. vamp, revamp(verb)

    provide (a shoe) with a new vamp

    "revamp my old boots"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vamp(verb)

    to advance; to travel

  2. Vamp(noun)

    the part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt, and in front of the ankle seam; an upper

  3. Vamp(noun)

    any piece added to an old thing to give it a new appearance. See Vamp, v. t

  4. Vamp(verb)

    to provide, as a shoe, with new upper leather; hence, to piece, as any old thing, with a new part; to repair; to patch; -- often followed by up


Translations for vamp

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

paunch(noun)

a large, round stomach

He developed quite a paunch.

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