- rumpus ► NOUN (pl. rumpuses) ▪ a noisy disturbance.ORIGIN probably fanciful.
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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
Rumpus — Rum pus, n. A disturbance; noise and confusion; a quarrel. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
rumpus — index bluster (commotion), fray, furor, imbroglio, pandemonium, riot, turmoil Burton s Legal Thesaurus … Law dictionary
rumpus — *brawl, broil, fracas, melee, row, scrap … New Dictionary of Synonyms
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
rumpus — [rum′pəs] n. [< ?] Informal an uproar or commotion … English World dictionary
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
rumpus — n. (colloq.) to raise a rumpus * * * [ rʌmpəs] (colloq.) to raise a rumpus … Combinatory dictionary
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