Stompers

stomp

[stomp]
verb (used with object)
1.
stamp ( defs 1–3 ).
verb (used without object)
2.
stamp ( defs 11, 12 ).
3.
to dance the stomp.
noun
4.
stamp ( def 14 ).
5.
a jazz composition, especially in early jazz, marked by a driving rhythm and a fast tempo.
6.
a dance to this music, usually marked by heavy stamping of the feet.

Origin:
1820–30; variant of stamp

stomper, noun

stamp, stomp.
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stomp (stɒmp)
 
vb
1.  informal to tread or stamp heavily
 
n
2.  a rhythmic stamping jazz dance
 
[variant of stamp]

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stomp
1803, variant of stamp. Meaning "lively social dance" is recorded from 1912 in jazz slang.
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