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Vamp   /væmp/   Listen
Vamp

noun
1.
A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men.  Synonyms: coquette, flirt, minx, prickteaser, tease, vamper.
2.
An improvised musical accompaniment.
3.
Piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe.






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"Vamp" Quotes from Famous Books



... idea of murder had not entered my head at that time, the slipper gave me a turn. I picked it up and looked at it—a black one with a beaded toe, short in the vamp and high-heeled, the sort most actresses wear. Then I went back and knocked at the door of ...
— The Case of Jennie Brice • Mary Roberts Rinehart

... Elsinore. This is the best our Shakespeare can vamp up for the birthday of the Man with whom he of all men had the most in common. And Dryasdust, eternally unable to distinguish chalk from cheese, throws up his hands in admiration of the marvellous poetry. If Dryasdust had written it, it would ...
— A Christmas Garland • Max Beerbohm

... he said with a smile, "I am daily bound to foot ten mile - Wet, dry, or dark—before I rest. Six months to live My doctors give Me as my prospect here, at best, Unless I vamp ...
— Moments of Vision • Thomas Hardy

... and I'll vamp an accompaniment. It will be better than nothing," said Lady Mary kindly, and Will whispered low in my ear: "Don't be nervous. Do your best. Astonish them, Babs!" And I did. That whisper inspired me somehow, and I sang "The Vale of Avoca," ...
— The Heart of Una Sackville • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey



Words linked to "Vamp" :   make up, cook up, support, coquet, musical accompaniment, adult female, restore, fix, woman, philander, chat up, backup, upper, piece of leather, furbish up, romance, manufacture, piece, touch on, patch, dally, mend, fabricate, doctor, mash, invent, accompaniment, repair, butterfly, bushel



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