“We went on to tramp…He was the most hideous dancer I had ever seen,” she tells the Mail.
When he was in Europe writing the book A tramp Abroad, the man most of us know as Mark Twain was missing home dearly.
Lester is a strange little man alone in a cabin, not far from The tramp locked in his cabin in The Gold Rush.
Charley used to hide hemp seed and sugar under the edge of the pillows for the tramp to find.
I love all the birds,” said Kitty, “but the tramp is my very own bird.
"In the tramp House," she answered, in a voice which was not hers at all, and made Harold look more curiously at her.
George stuck close to the tramp all the balance of that day.
tramp down the long dusty road to a small town some few miles off, where I knew of more than one snug hostelry?
tramp, the cat, would probably have told the same story if he had been able to talk.
Having myself been offered a halfpenny for a screw of sugar in the tramp Ward I could believe him.
late 14c., "walk heavily, stamp," from Middle Low German trampen "to stamp," from Proto-Germanic *tramp- (cf. Danish trampe, Swedish trampa "to tramp, stamp," Gothic ana-trimpan "to press upon"), probably from a variant of the Proto-Germanic source of trap. Related: Tramped; tramping.
"person who wanders about, vagabond," 1660s, from tramp (v). Sense of "steamship which takes cargo wherever it can be traded" (as opposed to one running a regular line) is attested from c.1880. The meaning "promiscuous woman" is from 1922.
To associate with; consort with; hang out: the money it required to train with such/ And I don't train with lawyers
[1871+; probably fr the notion of linking up with or even riding on the train with; perhaps influenced by the prizefighter's close association with those he trains with]