Definition of yomp in English:

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Pronunciation: /jɒmp/
British informal


[no object, with adverbial of direction]
(Of a soldier) march with heavy equipment over difficult terrain: squaddies yomping over the hills
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  • One minute your little soldiers are happily yomping towards the nearest town and the next, as if by magic, a column of tanks appears out of nowhere!
  • Even without British troops yomping across it, the lashing rain and hard hills make the Falkland Islands an unlikely promised land.
  • Last May they started training again, yomping up hills carrying loaded rucksacks.


A march with heavy equipment over difficult terrain: a 60 km yomp
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  • To begin the yomp, the Royals crossed a river in a snow flurry.
  • He finds a long yomp to be good for body, mind and spirit.
  • The disciplinarian drill sergeant Javier Clemente was appointed as their new manager last Monday, charged with hauling a bedraggled set of troops on a yomp away from relegation.


1980s: of unknown origin. The word came into prominence when used by the Royal Marines during the Falklands War of 1982.

Words that rhyme with yomp

chomp, clomp, comp, pomp, romp, stomp, swamp, tromp, whomp

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