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Definition of Tramp


  1. To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.
  2. To travel or wander through; as, to tramp the country.
  3. To cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water.
  4. To travel; to wander; to stroll.
  5. A foot journey or excursion; as, to go on a tramp; a long tramp.
  6. A foot traveler; a tramper; often used in a bad sense for a vagrant or wandering vagabond.
  7. The sound of the foot, or of feet, on the earth, as in marching.
  8. A tool for trimming hedges.
  9. A plate of iron worn to protect the sole of the foot, or the shoe, when digging with a spade.

Tramp Quotations

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
Charlie Chaplin

A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp.
Joan Rivers

I modelled my looks on the town tramp.
Dolly Parton

Comedy comes from a place of hurt. Charlie Chaplin was starving and broke in London, and that's where he got his character 'the tramp' from. It's a bad situation that he transformed into comedic one.
Chris Tucker

I headed out to have a breather at the stage door, dressed in my tramp costume. I had my bowler hat between my feet and there were passers-by, and one of them turned back and said, 'Do you need help, brother?' And $1 fell into my hat!
Ian Mckellen
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Tramp Translations

tramp in French is clochard, chemineau
tramp in German is Landstreicher, Strauchdieb, Landstreicher
tramp in Italian is vagabondaggio
tramp in Spanish is golondrino, puta, paso pesado, vagabundo
tramp in Swedish is lastfartyg, luffare, landstrykare
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