1980s British military slang. Unknown origin.
yomp (plural yomps)
- To make a strenuous long-distance march.
- 1989, Derek Oakley, The Falklands Military Machine, page 155:
- Whilst 3 Para and 45 Commando yomped across East Falkland, accompanied by the two Troops of Blues and Royals, 42 Commando were helicoptered forward to Mount Kent and 2 Para to Bluff Cove.
- 2001, Peter F. Hamilton, The Suspect Genome, part 2:
- She gestured out of the window wall. "Unless it was a real professional who yomped in over the fields, the only way to get here is to drive through the village. And believe me, that's not so easy."
- 2006, Tim Moore, Travels with My Donkey, page 133:
- He was French, and spoke in damning terms of the 'contre-la-montre' walkers who yomped in before lunch-time and yomped out again before dawn
- (to make a march): trek