tramp Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “tramp” in the English Dictionary

"tramp" in British English

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trampnoun

uk   us   /træmp/

tramp noun (POOR PERSON)

[C] a ​person with no ​home, ​job, or ​money who ​travels around and ​asks for ​money from other ​people

tramp noun (WOMAN)

[C] US slang disapproving a woman who has ​sex often, with a lot of different ​partners

tramp noun (WALK)

[S] the ​sound of ​people all ​walking together with ​heavysteps: The ​streetsechoed with the tramp ofsoldiers' ​feet. [C] a ​longwalk: The ​girls went for a tramp through the ​woods.

trampverb [I usually + adv/prep, T]

uk   us   /træmp/ (US also tromp)
to ​walk, ​especiallylongdistances or with ​heavysteps: to tramp through the ​woods/​undergrowth We ​spent a ​week tramping the ​streets of San Francisco, ​looking for ​movielocations.
(Definition of tramp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tramp" in American English

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trampverb [I/T]

 us   /træmp/ (also tromp,  /trɑmp/ )

tramp verb [I/T] (WALK)

to ​walk with ​heavysteps: [I] I’ve been tramping through ​museums all ​day.

trampnoun

 us   /træmp/

tramp noun (POOR PERSON)

[C] dated a ​person who ​travels around, ​asking for ​temporarywork, ​food, or ​money from other ​people: Tramps ​knew the ​houses where you got good ​food.

tramp noun (WALK)

[U] a ​longwalk, or the ​sound of ​people all ​walking together with ​heavysteps: We ​listened to the ​rhythmical tramp of ​soldiers’ ​feet.
(Definition of tramp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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