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Romp definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ROMP, n. [a different spelling of ramp. See Ramp and Romance.]
1. A rude girl who indulges in boisterous play.
2. Rude play or frolic.
Romp loving miss is haul'd about in gallantry robust.
ROMP, v.i. To play rudely and boisterously; to leap and frisk about in play.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an easy victory [syn: runaway, blowout, romp, laugher, shoo-in, walkaway]
2: a girl who behaves in a boyish manner [syn: tomboy, romp, hoyden]
3: gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly" [syn: play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper] v
1: play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom" [syn: frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about]
2: run easily and fairly fast
3: win easily; "romp a race"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: partly alteration of 2ramp; partly alteration of ramp bold woman Date: 1691 1. one that romps; especially a romping girl or woman 2. a. high-spirited, carefree, and boisterous play b. something suggestive of such play: as (1) a light fast-paced narrative, dramatic, or musical work usually in a comic mood (2) an episode of lovemaking 3. an easy winning pace; also runaway 3 II. intransitive verb Etymology: alteration of 1ramp Date: 1662 1. to run or play in a lively, carefree, or boisterous manner 2. to move or proceed in a brisk, easy, or playful manner 3. to win a contest easily

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.intr. 1 play about roughly and energetically. 2 (foll. by along, past, etc.) colloq. proceed without effort. --n. a spell of romping or boisterous play. Phrases and idioms: romp in (or home) colloq. finish as the easy winner. Derivatives: rompingly adv. rompy adj. (rompier, rompiest). Etymology: perh. var. of RAMP(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Romp Romp, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Romped; p. pr. & vb. n. Romping.] [A variant of ramp. See Ramp to leap, Rampallian.] To play rudely and boisterously; to leap and frisk about in play.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Romp Romp, n. 1. A girl who indulges in boisterous play.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(romps, romping, romped) 1. Journalists use romp in expressions like romp home, romp in, or romp to victory, to say that a person or horse has won a race or competition very easily. Mr Foster romped home with 141 votes. VERB: V adv/prep 2. When children or animals romp, they play noisily and happily. Dogs and little children romped happily in the garden. VERB: V

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Rude girl. 2. Rude play, rude frolic. II. v. n. Frisk, sport, frolic (rudely), play boisterously.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A forward wanton girl, a tomrig. Grey, in his notes to Shakespeare, derives it from arompo, an animal found in South Guinea, that is a man eater. See HOYDEN.

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