Definition of yomp in English:

yomp

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Pronunciation: /jɒmp
 
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British informal

verb

[no object, with adverbial of direction]
(Of a soldier) march with heavy equipment over difficult terrain: squaddies yomping over the hills
More example sentences
  • 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.

noun

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A march with heavy equipment over difficult terrain: a 60 km yomp
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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