What is tramp?

  • (noun): A foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure).
    Synonyms: hiker, tramper
    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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Music Of The American Civil War - Songs Published Per Year - 1864
... Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (The Boys Are Marching), w.m ... George F ...
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 ...
Tom De Haven - Bibliography - Novels
... Volume 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 (Chronicles ...
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 ...
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 Robert E ...

More definitions of "tramp":

  • (verb): Travel on on foot, especially on a walking expedition.
    Example: "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"
  • (noun): A long walk usually for exercise or pleasure.
    Synonyms: hike
  • (noun): A person who engages freely in promiscuous sex.
    Synonyms: swinger
  • (verb): Cross on foot.
    Example: "We had to tramp the creeks"
  • (noun): A disreputable vagrant.
    Example: "A homeless tramp"
    Synonyms: hobo, bum
  • (noun): A commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule.
    Synonyms: tramp steamer
  • (noun): A heavy footfall.
    Example: "The tramp of military boots"

Famous quotes containing the word tramp:

    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)

    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)

    In the small circle of pain within the skull
    You still shall tramp and tread one endless round
    Of thought, to justify your action to yourselves,
    Weaving a fiction which unravels as you weave,
    Pacing forever in the hell of make-believe
    Which never is belief: this is your fate on earth
    And we must think no further of you.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)