See also: Kemp

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English kempe (coarse hairs), from Old English cenep (moustache; bit (of a bridle, bristling with points)), from Proto-Germanic *kanipaz (beard, moustache, whiskers), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénus (jaw). Related to camp, chin.

NounEdit

kemp (plural kemps)

  1. (obsolete) Coarse, rough hair, wool, or fur; (in the plural) knotty hairs that will not felt.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English kempe, campe (shaggy, rough).

AdjectiveEdit

kemp (comparative more kemp, superlative most kemp)

  1. (obsolete) Shaggy; rough.

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English kempen, from Old English *cempan (to do battle, fight), from Proto-West Germanic *kampijan (to campaign, do battle).

VerbEdit

kemp (third-person singular simple present kemps, present participle kemping, simple past and past participle kemped)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To strive or contend in any way; strive for victory.
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

kemp (plural kemps)

  1. (Scotland, archaic) A contest in work, etc.

Etymology 4Edit

From Middle English kempe, from Old English cempa (warrior, fighter, champion), from Proto-West Germanic *kampijō (fighter). Doublet of champion. Cognate with literary German Kämpe (champion, fighter), German Kempf.

NounEdit

kemp (plural kemps)

  1. (obsolete) A champion; a knight.

AnagramsEdit


KriolEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English camp.

NounEdit

kemp

  1. camp, home (the place where one lives)

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

kemp

  1. Alternative form of kempe (fish vat)