Definition of oomph in English:


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Pronunciation: /ʊmf
, uːmf
(also umph)


[mass noun] informal
  • The quality of being exciting, energetic, or sexually attractive: he showed entrepreneurial oomph
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    • Then real actresses could return to movie screens so audiences could have what they crave - good old sexual oomph.
    • There's also enough oomph in them to push the water up roof overhangs and second-story windows.
    • And in fifth gear it simply didn't have enough oomph to overcome gravity.


1930s: perhaps imitative.

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