from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A long-distance march carrying full kit.
  • v. To make a strenuous long-distance march.


(Can we verify(+) this etymology?) Perhaps an acronym of “Your Own Marching Pace”. (Wiktionary)


  • An annual charity "yomp" across Dartmoor has been re-routed because of

    BBC News - Home

  • During the final yomp through the election battlegrounds, David Cameron will be adapting the motto of the SAS.

    The British don't need to be hung up about a hung parliament

  • Like everyone these days, the wee man from Belfast has been on a journey since turning pro in 2007, only his journey has been a fun-filled sprint rather than a tedious yomp.

    The Open 2010: Rory McIlroy enjoys a day of fantasy at St Andrews

  • Yet I am undeniably attractive, stylish and able to yomp around the countryside for hours on end without needing an oxygen tent.

    Feeling curvy? Or just fat?

  • Whatever the rights, wrongs or otherwise of that South Atlantic yomp, and without accurate recollection of her many proclamations, I remember she made much of ‘the boys’ fighting out there, or even ‘her boys’.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • As we started to put all our wet weather gear back on I asked Bill if he wanted to stay at Les Mottets for the night and I was hoping he did….but we left the shelter and headed up to the next col, at a bit of a yomp because of the risk of not haing a bed for the night.

    Day 3 Croix du Bonhomme – Elisabetta

  • It was a bit of a yomp in truth; we got the bus to Balerno and then headed across the Kips and down to Flotterstone.

    Easter legs.

  • Went on a woodland yomp with my writer friends in Sussex last week.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Savile earned respect from the crack regiment as one of only two civilians to complete a 30-mile yomp with full pack across Dartmoor - inevitably, to raise money for good causes.

    The Guardian World News

  • Unless you're planning a serious mountain yomp leave the 18-hole hiking boots at home and choose footwear that can be easily slipped on and off.

    Future Perfect

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  • British Royal Marines term for long march with full kit - made popular by the yomp from San Carlos to Stanley during the Falklands war of 1982. Wikipedia yomp

    June 11, 2008