Etymology
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rumpus (n.)

"uproar, disturbance, riot," 1764 (Foote), a word of unknown origin, "prob. a fanciful formation" [OED], possibly an alteration of robustious "boisterous, noisy" (1540s; see robust). Rumpus room "play room for children in a family home" is from 1938.

updated on October 21, 2021

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Definitions of rumpus from WordNet
1
rumpus (v.)
cause a disturbance;
2
rumpus (n.)
the act of making a noisy disturbance;
Synonyms: commotion / din / ruction / ruckus / tumult
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