rumpus

  • 1 Rumpus — may refer to:* Recreation room * Rumpus (band) * Rumpus Cat * Rumpus Magazine * Rumpus McFowl …

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  • 2 rumpus — 1764, of unknown origin, possibly an alteration of robustious boisterous, noisy (1540s; see ROBUST (Cf. robust)). First record of rumpus room play room for children in a family home is from 1938 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 Rumpus — Rum pus, n. A disturbance; noise and confusion; a quarrel. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 rumpus — index bluster (commotion), fray, furor, imbroglio, pandemonium, riot, turmoil Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 rumpus — *brawl, broil, fracas, melee, row, scrap …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 rumpus — [n] clamor brouhaha*, commotion, discord, disturbance, donnybrook, fracas, fuss, hassle, hubba hubba*, hubbub, hullabaloo*, noise, outcry, pandemonium, racket, rhubarb, ruckus, tumult, turmoil, upheaval, uproar; concepts 386,595,674 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 rumpus — ► NOUN (pl. rumpuses) ▪ a noisy disturbance. ORIGIN probably fanciful …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 rumpus — [rum′pəs] n. [< ?] Informal an uproar or commotion …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 rumpus — /rum peuhs/, n., pl. rumpuses. 1. a noisy or violent disturbance; commotion; uproar: There was a terrible rumpus going on upstairs. 2. a heated controversy: a rumpus over the school bond issue. [1755 65; orig. uncert.] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 rumpus — n. (colloq.) to raise a rumpus * * * [ rʌmpəs] (colloq.) to raise a rumpus …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 rumpus — [[t]rʌ̱mpəs[/t]] rumpuses N COUNT If someone or something causes a rumpus, they cause a lot of noise or argument. He had actually left the company a year before the rumpus started …

    English dictionary

  • 12 rumpus — [“rampas] n. a commotion. □ Please don’t make such a rumpus. □ There was quite a rumpus in Jim’s room …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 13 rumpus — rum|pus [ˈrʌmpəs] n [singular] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Perhaps from rumble] informal a lot of noise, especially made by people quarrelling ▪ There s a real rumpus going on upstairs …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 rumpus — Noise, slang for news. So what s the rumpus from your world lately? …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 15 rumpus — Noise, slang for news. So what s the rumpus from your world lately? …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 16 rumpus — noun (singular) informal a lot of noise, especially made by people quarrelling: There s a real rumpus going on upstairs …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 rumpus — n. colloq. a disturbance, brawl, row, or uproar. Phrases and idioms: rumpus room US a room in the basement of a house for games and play. Etymology: 18th c.: prob. fanciful …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 rumpus — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1764 a usually noisy commotion …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 rumpus — noun A disturbance; noise and confusion; a quarrel. Syn: ruckus, turmoil …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 rumpus — Synonyms and related words: Bedlam let loose, ado, affray, agitation, barney, bedlam, blast, bluster, bobbery, bother, brawl, broil, brouhaha, cacophony, chaos, charivari, chirm, clamor, clangor, clap, clatter, coil, commotion, confusion,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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