Meaning of kemp

kemp

Pronunciation: (kemp), [key]
— n.
    1. a strong, brave warrior.
    2. an athlete, esp. a champion.
    3. a professional fighter.
    4. an impetuous or roguish young man.
  1. a contest, as between two athletes or two groups of workers, esp. a reaping contest between farmworkers.
—v.i.
  1. to contest, fight, or strive, esp. to strive in a reaping contest.

kemp

Pronunciation: (kemp), [key]
— n.
  1. a short, coarse, brittle fiber, used chiefly in the manufacture of carpets.

Kemp

Pronunciation: (kemp), [key]
— n.
  1. born 1935, U.S. politician: congressman since 1970.
  2. a male given name.
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