Tuesday, 20 June 2017

That Word: Kemp


Where I Discovered It

I came across this word while playing words with friends. Although, I don not remember if it was I who played it or a friend.


  1. a) a strong, brave warrior, b) an athlete, especially a champion, c) a professional fighter, d) an impetuous or roguish young man.
  2. a contest as between two athletes or two groups of workers, especially a reaping contest between farm workers.
  3. to contest, fight,  or strive, especially to strive in a reaping contest.
  4. a short coarse, brittle finer used chiefly in the manufacture of carpets.

An Example Sentence

Before his disappearance Hector was an intellectual teen, but after his return he became known as the kemp.

My Thoughts

There are those words on Words with friends that surprise me. This was likely one of those. Kemp rhymes with hemp. I was surprised to find it had multiple meanings. For some raisin I had an idea that the meaning would be fairly simple. I really like the meaning, especially the first one. I think that is one I am more like to use most often if and when I use it. 

What are your thoughts? Have you seen or heard of the word Kemp before? Do you think you would use it in the future? 

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