Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • (noun) - (1) A male jilt; an idler; a scoffer. From jamph, to make a game of; to mock, jeer, sneer; to act the part of a male jilt; to trifle, spend time idly, lounge.

    --Alexander Warrack's Scots Dialect Dictionary, 1911

    (2) Jamph, to tire, to fatigue. It is frequently used to denote the fatigue caused by continued motion of a shaking kind, as that of riding, especially if the horse be hard in the seat.

    --John Jamieson's Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, 1808

    (3) Jamphing, making false pretenses of courtship, applied to a male.

    --Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1898-1905

    January 14, 2018