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verb
vamp  v. t. & v. i.  To seduce (a man) sexually for purpose of exploitation.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Vamp" Quotes from Famous Books



... take the hint. Samuel Foote, in 'The Author,' makes Vamp say: 'Books are like women, Master Cape; to strike they must be well dressed; fine feathers make fine birds: a good paper, an elegant type, a handsome motto, and a catching title, has drove many a dull treatise through three editions.' These adventitious ...
— The Book-Hunter in London - Historical and Other Studies of Collectors and Collecting • William Roberts

... to take old stories of one kind and another, as they happened to find them, and vamp them up to suit their purposes; stories, old or new, they ...
— The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded • Delia Bacon

... stern sheets, that was also plainly discernible from the phosphorescent glow of the sea without, which every moment welled up almost on a level with the deck above, as if it were going to fetch inboard again and vamp us altogether. ...
— The Island Treasure • John Conroy Hutcheson

... I had been guilty of falling for the Zerv equivalent of a vamp. How wrong I was in this deduction I was to learn. It was not the woman's beauty that Nokomee feared, but something vastly more dangerous. I was very ignorant then. The Zervs were an ancient people and their ways were strange entirely. For the net-clad beauty had been ...
— Valley of the Croen • Lee Tarbell

... for an instant. "C'mon with me," he said. "Mildred Macy in the Spawn of Infamy's at the Nonpareil. Milly is some vamp I hear." ...
— The Deaves Affair • Hulbert Footner

... Pierre Valem Joseph Valentine George Vallance David Vallet John Valpen Nathan Vamp William Vance Thomas Vandegrist Francis Vandegrist Patrick Vandon John Vandross Eleazar Van Dyke John Van Dyke Nathaniel Van Horn William Van Horn Christain Vann Jean Van Orse James Vanoster Barnabus ...
— American Prisoners of the Revolution • Danske Dandridge

... overheard in the theatre. Incledon, the singer, who had been in early life a sailor before the mast, in the royal navy, was notorious for his frequent loss of memory upon the stage. In his time the word "vamp" seems to have prevailed as the synonym of gag. A contemporary critic writes of him: "He could never vamp, to use a theatrical technical which implies the substitution of your own words and ideas when the author's are forgotten. Vamping requires some tact, if not talent; and ...
— A Book of the Play - Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character • Dutton Cook

... the well-worn stone How falls the polished hammer Rap, rap I the measured sound has grown A quick and merry clamor. Now shape the sole! now deftly curl The glossy vamp around it, And bless the while the bright-eyed girl Whose gentle fingers ...
— The Complete Works of Whittier - The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index • John Greenleaf Whittier

... and fat, buy a short vamp shoe; if your foot is long and narrow, get shoes with a long vamp. Stiff soles being bad for the arches and hard to work in, be sure to ...
— The Art of Stage Dancing - The Story of a Beautiful and Profitable Profession • Ned Wayburn

... made, like all the rest. These shoes were old and well worn; but being carefully polished, and fitted, as all the shoes were, upon their trees, they looked neat enough. What caught my eye was a slight splitting of the leather in that part of the upper known as the vamp—a splitting at the point where the two laced parts of the shoe rise from the upper. It is at this point that the strain comes when a tight shoe of this sort is forced upon the foot, and it is usually guarded with ...
— Trent's Last Case - The Woman in Black • E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley



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



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