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Rip Van Winkle

"person out of touch with current conditions," 1829, the name of the character in Washington Irving's popular Catskills tale (published 1819) of the henpecked husband who sleeps enchanted for 20 years and finds the world has forgotten him.

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Definitions of Rip Van Winkle from WordNet

Rip van Winkle (n.)
a person oblivious to social changes;
Rip van Winkle (n.)
a person who sleeps a lot;
Rip van Winkle (n.)
the title character in a story by Washington Irving about a man who sleeps for 20 years and doesn't recognize the world when he wakens;
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