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vamp

Definitions


[vamp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- (in jazz and popular music) a short, simple introductory passage, usually repeated several times until otherwise instructed
(e.g: the title track has an overlong vamp)

- the upper front part of a boot or shoe
(e.g: heavy lace-ups with basket weave in the vamp)


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Origin:
Middle English (denoting the foot of a stocking): shortening of Old French avantpie, from avant ‘before’ + pie ‘foot’. The musical sense of the verb developed from the general sense ‘improvise’


[vamp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- repair or improve something
(e.g: the production values have been vamped up)

- repeat a short, simple passage of music
(e.g: the band was vamping gently behind his busy lead guitar)

- attach a new upper to (a boot or shoe).


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[vamp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a seductive woman who uses her sexual attractiveness to exploit men
(e.g: the film-makers never allow her to become a truly saucy vamp)


Phrases:

Origin:
early 20th century: abbreviation of vampire


[vamp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- blatantly set out to attract
(e.g: she had not vamped him like some wicked Jezebel)


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