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[stomp] /stɒmp/
verb (used with object)
stamp (defs 1–3).
verb (used without object)
stamp (defs 11, 12).
to dance the stomp.
stamp (def 14).
a jazz composition, especially in early jazz, marked by a driving rhythm and a fast tempo.
a dance to this music, usually marked by heavy stamping of the feet.
Origin of stomp
1820-30; variant of stamp
Related forms
stomper, noun
Can be confused
stamp, stomp. Unabridged
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  • He had a tremendous loud voice and would sometimes sneak up behind you, yell, wave his arms and stomp his feet.

  • "stomp him," I tell him again, pretty quiet, but he does it.

  • I sh'd think you'd know enough to stomp your feet before you come in.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • Damn, I'll stomp my mother if she talks big to me right then.

  • Won't many more see you than saw you last night doin' the stomp dance in Main Street.

    The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart
British Dictionary definitions for stomp


verb (intransitive)
(informal) to tread or stamp heavily
a rhythmic stamping jazz dance
Word Origin
variant of stamp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for stomp

1803, variant of stamp. Related: Stomped; stomping. Noun meaning "lively social dance" is recorded from 1912 in jazz slang.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for stomp

soul brother

noun phrase

A male black person; blood, brother (1957+ Black)

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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