Definitions for: Vamp


[n] piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe
[n] an improvised musical accompaniment
[n] a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
[v] provide (a shoe) with a new vamp; "revamp my old boots"
[v] act seductively with (someone)
[v] piece (something old) with a new part; "vamp up an old speech"
[v] make up; "vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting"



Webster (1913) Definition: Vamp, v. i.
To advance; to travel. [Obs.]


Vamp, n. [OE. vampe, vaumpe, vauntpe, F. avantpied the
forefoot, vamp; anat before, fore + pied foot, L. pes. See
Advance, Van of an army, and Foot.]
1. The part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt, and in
front of the ankle seam; an upper.

2. Any piece added to an old thing to give it a new
appearance. See Vamp, v. t.


Vamp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vamped (?; 215); p. pr. & vb.
n. Vamping.]
To provide, as a shoe, with new upper leather; hence, to
piece, as any old thing, with a new part; to repair; to
patch; -- often followed by up.

I had never much hopes of your vamped play. --Swift.

Synonyms: coquette, flirt, minx, prickteaser, revamp, tease, vamp up, vamp up, vamper

See Also: accompaniment, adult female, bushel, butterfly, chat up, cook up, coquet, coquette, dally, doctor, fabricate, fix, flirt, furbish up, invent, make up, manufacture, mash, mend, musical accompaniment, patch, philander, piece, piece of leather, repair, restore, romance, support, touch on, upper, woman

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