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oomph Explained

oomph at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


oomph at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"sexual attractiveness," 1937, suggestive of the reaction of someone hit hard in the belly. Ann Sheridan (1939) was the original Hollywood oomph girl. ///

oomph at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] informal [Date: 1900-2000; Origin: Probably from the sound of someone making an effort]// a quality that makes something attractive and exciting and that shows energy// --It's not a bad song, but it needs more oomph.//

oomph at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] (informal) energy; a special quality:
a styling product to give your hair more oomph

oomph at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: attractiveness to the opposite sex [syn: {sex appeal}, {desirability},
2: the activeness of an energetic personality [syn: {dynamism},
{pizzazz}, {pizzaz}, {zing}]

oomph at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • Inter: informal » uncountable Strength, power, passion or effectiveness; clout.
    1. : Use a mild cleanser, but pick something with enough oomph to do the job.
    2. 1982, Category: w - :Douglas Adams|Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything, chapter 30
    3. : "Yes, well they're finding it difficult, sir. They are afflicted with a certain lassitude. They're just finding it hard to get behind the job. They lack oomph."
    4. Inter: informal » uncountable Sex appeal.
    5. 1974, Category: w - :John le Carré|John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, chapter 28
    6. : 'Come to think of it, the girl looked a bit like Ann,' Jerry reflected. 'Foxy, know what I mean? Garbo eyes, lots of oomph.'
    7. Inter: countabl » e A bassy grunting or thudding sound.


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      Inter: trans-top » strength, power, passion or effectiveness; clout

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » sex appeal
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a bassy grunting or thudding sound
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t+ » es|garra|f, Inter: t+ » es|marcha|f Inter: qualifier » Spain

    Inter: checktrans-botto » m
    Translation: my » oomph
    Translation: ja » oomph
    Translation: sv » oomph
    Translation: vi » oomph
    Translation: zh » oomph

  • Related words:

    Oompa Loompa  Oompa Loompas  oompah  oompahed  oompahing  oompahs  oompf  oomphless  oomphs