Meaning of “tramp” in the English Dictionary

"tramp" in British English

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uk /træmp/ us /træmp/

trampverb [ I usually + adv/prep, T ]

uk /træmp/ us /træmp/ US also tromp

(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 heavy steps:

[ I ] I’ve been tramping through museums all day.


us /træmp/

tramp noun (POOR PERSON)

[ C ] dated a person who travels around, asking for temporary work, food, or money from other people:

Tramps knew the houses where you got good food.

tramp noun (WALK)

[ U ] a long walk, or the sound of people all walking together with heavy steps:

We listened to the rhythmical tramp of soldiersfeet.

(Definition of “tramp” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)