British • informal
verb[no object, with adverbial of direction]
- (Of a soldier) march with heavy equipment over difficult terrain: squaddies yomping over the hillsMore 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.
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- A march with heavy equipment over difficult terrain: a 60 km yompMore 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.
1980s: of unknown origin. The word came into prominence when used by the Royal Marines during the Falklands War of 1982.