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[v. ree-vamp; n. ree-vamp] /v. riˈvæmp; n. ˈriˌvæmp/
verb (used with object)
to renovate, redo, or revise:
We've decided to revamp the entire show.
an act or instance of restructuring, reordering, or revising something; overhaul:
a revamp of the nation's foreign policy.
Origin of revamp
1840-50, Americanism; re- + vamp1
Related forms
revamper, noun
revampment, noun Unabridged
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  • Fundamentals of economics indeed are too weak or shaky and must be revamped to make them scientifically rigorous.
  • Even after the farms are built, though, a revamped-and extremely expensive-power grid would be needed.
  • The clarinet took center stage in this revamped music that looked more toward the dance floor than the old village square.
  • The new center has revamped the way in which it teaches remedial mathematics after seeing the survey results.
  • As the new chancellor mulled cutbacks, she leaned on the revamped plan.
  • The others off-line are being repaired, revamped or reconditioned.
  • Back to the drafting table: under revamped plans, a refurbished sign will glow again from atop the remodeled refinery.
  • He has revamped workers' compensation to increase benefits for injured workers and reduce employee costs.
  • The newly revamped interface is replete with cool blues, metallic grays and lots of swishy animated effects.
  • He told the crew that a revamped kit was, in fact, in the works.
British Dictionary definitions for revamped


verb (transitive)
to patch up or renovate; repair or restore
something that has been renovated or revamped
the act or process of revamping
Derived Forms
revamper, noun
revamping, noun
Word Origin
C19: from re- + vamp²
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Word Origin and History for revamped



1850, from re- "again" + vamp (v.) "patch up, replace the upper front part of a shoe." An earlier verb was new-vamp (1630s). Modern use is typically figurative. Related: Revamped; revamping.

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Slang definitions & phrases for revamped



To improve by remaking; renovate; revise: We can't just patch it up; we need to revamp the whole proposal

[1850+; fr shoemakers, ''to replace the upper front part of a shoe'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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