Definition of vamp

  1. vamp Noun The top part of a boot or shoe, above the sole and welt and in front of the ankle seam, that covers the instep and toes; the front part of an upper; the analogous part of a stocking.
  2. vamp Noun Something added to give an old thing a new appearance; a patch.
  3. vamp Noun Something patched up, pieced together, improvised, or refurbished.
  4. vamp Noun A repeated and often improvised accompaniment, usually consisting of one or two measures, often a single chord or simple chord progression, repeated as necessary, e.g., to accommodate dialogue or to anticipate the entrance of a soloist.
  5. vamp Noun An activity or speech intended to fill time or stall.
  6. vamp Noun A volunteer fire fighter.
  7. vamp Verb To attach a vamp.
  8. vamp Verb To walk.
  9. vamp Verb To patch, repair, or refurbish.
  10. vamp Verb (often as vamp up) to put together, improvise, or fabricate.
  11. vamp Verb To perform a vamp; to perform a repeated, often improvised accompaniment, e.g. under dialogue or awaiting the readiness of a soloist.
  12. vamp Verb To stall or delay, as for an audience.
  13. vamp Noun A flirtatious, seductive woman, especially one who uses sexual desire to exploit men.
  14. vamp Verb To seduce or exploit someone.
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