(noun, verb)


1. a vagrant

- a homeless tramp

Similar word(s): bum, hobo

Definition categories: person, clochard, drifter, floater, vagabond, vagrant

2. a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex

Similar word(s): swinger

Definition categories: person, debauchee, libertine, rounder

3. a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)

Similar word(s): hiker, tramper

Definition categories: person, footer, pedestrian, walker

4. a heavy footfall

- the tramp of military boots

Definition categories: event, footfall, footstep, step

5. a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule

Definition categories: man–made, steamer, steamship

6. a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure

Similar word(s): hike, hiking

Definition categories: act, walk

Sentences with tramp as a noun:

- "I can't believe you'd let yourself be seen with that tramp."

- "Claudia is such a tramp; making out with all those men when she has a boyfriend."


1. travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition

- We went tramping about the state of Colorado

Definition categories: motion, hike

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

Similar word(s): footslog, pad, plod, slog, trudge

Definition categories: motion, walk

3. cross on foot

- We had to tramp the creeks

Definition categories: motion, cover, cross, track, traverse

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

Similar word(s): cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, vagabond, wander

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

Sentences with tramp as a verb:

- We tramped through the woods for hours before we found the main path again.

- to tramp the country