What is tramp?

  • (noun): A commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule.
    Synonyms: tramp steamer
    See also — Additional definitions below


A tramp is a long-term homeless person who travels from place to place as a vagrant, traditionally walking all year round.

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Tom De Haven - Bibliography - Novels
1 (1989) Pixie Meat (1990) Sunburn Lake (1990) Walker of Worlds (Chronicles of the King's Tramp, Book 1) (1991) End-Of-Everything Man (Chronicles of the King's Tramp, Book 2) (1992) The Last Human (Chr ...
Saddle Tramp
... A saddle tramp is a nomadic cowboy ... The phrase may also refer to Saddle Tramp, a Charlie Daniels album and song "Saddle Tramp", a song by Marty Robbins "Saddle Tramp", a song by Travis Shredd and the Good Ol' Homeboys "Saddl ...
Music Of The American Civil War - Songs Published Per Year - 1864
... Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (The Boys Are Marching), w.m ... George F ...
List of Song Car-Tunes
... February 1926) Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1925) Toot Toot Tootsie (1926) Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys Are Marching (May 1926) (silent sound re-issue) Waiting for the ...
Tramp (disambiguation)
... A tramp is a long-term homeless person who travels from place to place as an itinerant vagrant, traditionally walking or hiking ... Tramp may also refer to ...

More definitions of "tramp":

  • (verb): Cross on foot.
    Example: "We had to tramp the creeks"
  • (noun): A long walk usually for exercise or pleasure.
    Synonyms: hike
  • (noun): A foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure).
    Synonyms: hiker, tramper
  • (noun): A heavy footfall.
    Example: "The tramp of military boots"
  • (noun): A disreputable vagrant.
    Example: "A homeless tramp"
    Synonyms: hobo, bum
  • (noun): A person who engages freely in promiscuous sex.
    Synonyms: swinger
  • (verb): Travel on on foot, especially on a walking expedition.
    Example: "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"

Famous quotes containing the word tramp:

    In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorest—usually a writer or artist with no sense for speculation—and in a family of peasants, where the average comfort is just over penury, the gifted son sinks also, and is soon a tramp on the roadside.
    —J.M. (John Millington)

    I long ago lost a hound, a bay horse, and a turtle-dove, and am still on their trail. Many are the travellers I have spoken concerning them, describing their tracks and what calls they answered to. I have met one or two who had heard the hound, and the tramp of the horse, and even seen the dove disappear behind a cloud, and they seemed as anxious to recover them as if they had lost them themselves.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The poor, stupid, free American citizen! Free to starve, free to tramp the highways of this great country, he enjoys universal suffrage, and by that right, he has forged chains around his limbs. The reward that he receives is stringent labor laws prohibiting the right of boycott, of picketing, of everything, except the right to be robbed of the fruits of his labor.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)