Vamp meaning

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Vamp means to fix or repair.

An example of vamp is for a cobbler to repair a pair of shoes.

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(music) One or more bars of music repeated indefinitely as an accompaniment.
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To patch up (something old); refurbish.
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To play a vamp.
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To seduce or exploit (someone) in the manner of a vamp.
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To behave like a vamp.
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(music) A repeated and often improvised accompaniment, usually consisting of one or two measures, often a single chord or simple chord progression, repeated as necessary, e.g., to accommodate dialogue or to anticipate the entrance of a soloist. [ca. 1789]
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(music) To perform a vamp; to perform a repeated, often improvised accompaniment, e.g. under dialogue or awaiting the readiness of a soloist.
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The part of a boot or shoe covering the instep and, in some styles, the toes.
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To put a vamp on; provide or mend with a new vamp.
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To patch (up); repair.
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To invent; fabricate.
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(music) To improvise.
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(music) To play a vamp.
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(informal) A woman who uses her sexual attractiveness to seduce or beguile men.
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To seduce or beguile (a man) by using feminine charms.
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To act the part of a vamp.
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The top part of a boot or shoe, above the sole and welt and in front of the ankle seam, that covers the instep and toes; the front part of an upper; the analogous part of a stocking. [ca. 1225]
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Something added to give an old thing a new appearance; a patch.
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Something patched up, pieced together, improvised, or refurbished.
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A volunteer fire fighter.
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(shoemaking) To attach a vamp.
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To walk.
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(often as vamp up) To put together, improvise, or fabricate.
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A flirtatious, seductive woman, especially one who uses sexual desire to exploit men. [ca. 1915]
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(informal) A vampire.
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To seduce or exploit someone.
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The definition of vamp is the top front part of a shoe or boot.

An example of a vamp is the part of a shoe that covers the toes and the top of the arch.

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Vamp is defined as the shortened name for a vampire.

An example of a vamp is Edward Cullen from the Twilight movie series.

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Vamp is defined as a woman who takes advantage of men after seducing them.

An example of a vamp is a woman attracting a male supervisor in order to get paid more money.

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The upper part of a boot or shoe covering the instep and sometimes extending over the toe.
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To provide (a shoe) with a new vamp.
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To put together; fabricate or improvise.

With no hard news available about the summit meeting, the reporters vamped up questions based only on rumor.

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To improvise over a vamp.
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A woman who aggressively seduces men, sometimes to exploit or manipulate them.
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An activity or speech intended to fill time or stall.
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To stall or delay, as for an audience.

Keep vamping! Something's wrong with the mic!

She went out there to vamp since the speaker was late arriving.

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Origin of vamp

  • Middle English vampe sock from Old French avanpie avaunt before vanguard pie foot (from Latin pēs ped- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for vampire

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for vampire. From a character type developed first for silent film, notably for Theda Bara's role in the 1915 film A Fool There Was.

    From Wiktionary

  • (something patched up, cobbled together, improvised): extended from 'shoe part' sense.

    From Wiktionary

  • (activity to fill in time): extended from 'repeated musical figure' sense.

    From Wiktionary

  • (repeated, improvised musical figure): extended from 'improvised' sense.

    From Wiktionary