Vamp Vamp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vamped} (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Vamping}.] To provide, as a shoe, with new upper leather; hence, to piece, as any old thing, with a new part; to repair; to patch; -- often followed by up. [1913 Webster]

I had never much hopes of your vamped play. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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  • Vamp — Vamp, n. [OE. vampe, vaumpe, vauntpe, F. avantpied the forefoot, vamp; anat before, fore + pied foot, L. pes. See {Advance}, {Van} of an army, and {Foot}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt, and in front of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vamp — Ⅰ. vamp [1] ► NOUN 1) the upper front part of a boot or shoe. 2) (in jazz and popular music) a short, simple introductory passage, usually repeated several times until otherwise instructed. ► VERB 1) (vamp up) informal repair or improve. 2) …   English terms dictionary

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