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Meaning & Definition of Tramp in English

English

Tramp

/træmp/

noun

1. A disreputable vagrant

  • "A homeless tramp"
  • "He tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
    synonym:
  • tramp
  • ,
  • hobo
  • ,
  • bum

2. A person who engages freely in promiscuous sex

    synonym:
  • swinger
  • ,
  • tramp

3. A foot traveler

  • Someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
    synonym:
  • hiker
  • ,
  • tramp
  • ,
  • tramper

4. A heavy footfall

  • "The tramp of military boots"
    synonym:
  • tramp

5. A commercial steamer for hire

  • One having no regular schedule
    synonym:
  • tramp steamer
  • ,
  • tramp

6. A long walk usually for exercise or pleasure

  • "She enjoys a hike in her spare time"
    synonym:
  • hike
  • ,
  • hiking
  • ,
  • tramp

verb

1. Travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition

  • "We went tramping about the state of colorado"
    synonym:
  • tramp

2. Walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

  • "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
    synonym:
  • slog
  • ,
  • footslog
  • ,
  • plod
  • ,
  • trudge
  • ,
  • pad
  • ,
  • tramp

3. Cross on foot

  • "We had to tramp the creeks"
    synonym:
  • tramp

4. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

  • "The gypsies roamed the woods"
  • "Roving vagabonds"
  • "The wandering jew"
  • "The cattle roam across the prairie"
  • "The laborers drift from one town to the next"
  • "They rolled from town to town"
    synonym:
  • roll
  • ,
  • wander
  • ,
  • swan
  • ,
  • stray
  • ,
  • tramp
  • ,
  • roam
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • ramble
  • ,
  • rove
  • ,
  • range
  • ,
  • drift
  • ,
  • vagabond

Examples of using

The tramp gobbled down the Thanksgiving dinner served at the church.