Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To tread or trample heavily or violently on.
  • intransitive v. To tread or trample heavily or violently.
  • n. A dance involving a rhythmical, heavy step.
  • n. The jazz music for this dance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To trample heavily.
  • v. To severely beat someone physically or figuratively.
  • n. A dance having a heavy, rhythmic step.
  • n. The jazz music for this dance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To stamp with the foot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dialectal form of stamp; specifically, in coal-mining, one of the plugs of wood driven into the roof of the level, to which are fastened the “lines” serving to direct the miner in his proper course; they may also be used as bench-marks.
  • An obsolete form of stump.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. walk heavily
  • n. a dance involving a rhythmical stamping step

Etymologies

Variant of stamp.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1803, variant of stamp. Compare German stampfen ("to stomp"). More at stamp. (Wiktionary)

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