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vamp

noun

1 vamp

A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men.

synonyms: coquette, flirt, minx, prickteaser, tease, vamper.

Roget 854: fop, fine gentleman; swell; dandy, dandiprat; exquisite, coxcomb, beau, macaroni, blade, blood, buck, man about town, fast man; ... show more

Dutch: brutale meid, fatale vrouw, verleidster, femme fatale, vamp
Polish: kokieta, zalotnica



2 vamp

An improvised musical accompaniment.

3 vamp

Piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe.

verb

1 vamp

Make up:
— Vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting.

synonym: vamp up.

Roget 660: return to the original state; recover, rally, revive; come come to, come round, come to oneself; pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again; get well, get round, get the better of, get over, ... show more

Roget 140: change, alter, vary, wax and wane; modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with; turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, ... show more

2 vamp

Piece (something old) with a new part:
— Vamp up an old speech.

synonym: vamp up.

3 vamp

Act seductively with (someone).

4 vamp

Provide (a shoe) with a new vamp:
— Revamp my old boots.

synonym: revamp.


Moby thesaurus: Aspasia, Circe, Delilah, Don Juan, Jezebel, Lorelei, Messalina, Parthenope, Phryne, Siren, Thais, Vorspiel, ad-lib, adventuress, allure, attract, becharm, beguile, bewitch, brighten up ... show more.

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