What is tramp?

  • (noun): A foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure).
    Synonyms: hiker, tramper
    See also — Additional definitions below


A tramp is a long-term homeless person who travels from place to place as a vagrant, traditionally walking all year round.

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Tramp (disambiguation)
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Saddle Tramp
... A saddle tramp is a nomadic cowboy ... The phrase may also refer to Saddle Tramp, a Charlie Daniels album and song "Saddle Tramp", a song by Marty Robbins "Saddle Tramp", a song by Travis ...

More definitions of "tramp":

  • (verb): Travel on on foot, especially on a walking expedition.
    Example: "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"
  • (noun): A heavy footfall.
    Example: "The tramp of military boots"
  • (noun): A disreputable vagrant.
    Example: "A homeless tramp"
    Synonyms: hobo, bum
  • (verb): Cross on foot.
    Example: "We had to tramp the creeks"
  • (noun): A long walk usually for exercise or pleasure.
    Synonyms: hike
  • (noun): A commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule.
    Synonyms: tramp steamer
  • (noun): A person who engages freely in promiscuous sex.
    Synonyms: swinger

Famous quotes containing the word tramp:

    The poor, stupid, free American citizen! Free to starve, free to tramp the highways of this great country, he enjoys universal suffrage, and by that right, he has forged chains around his limbs. The reward that he receives is stringent labor laws prohibiting the right of boycott, of picketing, of everything, except the right to be robbed of the fruits of his labor.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)

    In the small circle of pain within the skull
    You still shall tramp and tread one endless round
    Of thought, to justify your action to yourselves,
    Weaving a fiction which unravels as you weave,
    Pacing forever in the hell of make-believe
    Which never is belief: this is your fate on earth
    And we must think no further of you.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorest—usually a writer or artist with no sense for speculation—and in a family of peasants, where the average comfort is just over penury, the gifted son sinks also, and is soon a tramp on the roadside.
    —J.M. (John Millington)