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Vamp  n.  
The part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt, and in front of the ankle seam; an upper.
Any piece added to an old thing to give it a new appearance. See Vamp, v. t.
(Music) A usually improvized Jazz accompaniment, consisting of simple chords in sucession.

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"Vamp" Quotes from Famous Books

... glance he bestowed upon Helen. She followed him across the room and out into the hall, from whence her guarded voice sounded unintelligibly. But Lane's keen ear, despite the starting of the Victrola, caught Swann's equally low, yet clearer reply. "You can't kid me. I'm on. You'll vamp Lane if he ...
— The Day of the Beast • Zane Grey

... until requested to stop). We had watched the dancing of the Javanese and Philippine Ballerinas, but, we had to come here to see the real French girls. We now understand why many of our soldiers came home with French wives - "vamp" is the only word we could think of in describing every one of them. Never before had we ...
— The Log of the Empire State • Geneve L.A. Shaffer

... he can vamp them all, and it will be too delightful to have something from each of my women stars," Constance urged. "Now I'll leave you two to arrange it, and in a few minutes I'll get every one back from the dining room," she nodded, ...
— The Nest Builder • Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale

Words linked to "Vamp" :   romance, chat up, support, upper, butterfly, doctor, prickteaser, vamp up, adult female, dally, revamp, musical accompaniment, manufacture, accompaniment, restore, tease, philander, bushel, minx, backup, patch, fix, furbish up, invent, cook up, flirt, mend, piece of leather, repair, coquet, mash, fabricate, piece, make up, touch on, coquette

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