- to walk with heavy steps
- to step heavily; stamp: to tramp on someone's foot
- to travel about on foot; trudge; hike
- to travel as or like a vagabond, hobo, etc.
Origin of trampMiddle English trampen from or akin to Low German trampen, to trample from nasalized form of the base in trap
- to step on firmly and heavily; trample
- to walk or ramble through
- a person who travels about on foot, esp. one doing odd jobs or begging for a living; hobo; vagrant
- the sound of heavy steps, as of people marching
- the act of tramping; esp., a journey on foot; hike
Origin of tramp< ocean tramp: so called from its irregular travels, determined by the demand for its services a ship, esp. a small steamship, that has no regular schedule, arranging for cargo, occasional passengers, and ports of call as it goes along
- an iron plate on the sole of a shoe to protect it, to prevent slipping, etc.
- Informal a woman who is sexually promiscuous: a dismissive or contemptuous term