Vamp \Vamp\, n. [OE. vampe, vaumpe, vauntpe, F. avantpied the
forefoot, vamp; avant before, fore + pied foot, L. pes. See
of an army, and Foot
1. The part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt, and in
front of the ankle seam; an upper.
2. Any piece added to an old thing to give it a new
appearance. See Vamp
, v. t.
3. (Music) A usually improvized Jazz accompaniment,
consisting of simple chords in sucession.