Pronunciation: (vamp),[key] —n. 1. the portion of a shoe or boot upper that covers the instep and toes.
2. something patched up or pieced together.
3. Jazz.an accompaniment, usually improvised, consisting of a succession of simple chords.
—v.t. 1. to furnish with a vamp, esp. to repair (a shoe or boot) with a new vamp.
2. to patch up; repair.
3. to give (something) a new appearance by adding a patch or piece.
4. to concoct or invent (often fol. by up): He vamped up a few ugly rumors to discredit his enemies. 5. Jazz.to improvise (an accompaniment or the like).
—v.i. Jazz.to improvise an accompaniment, tune, etc.
Pronunciation: (vamp),[key] —n. a seductive woman who uses her sensuality to exploit men.