Definition of "rummage" [rum•mage]

  • To search thoroughly by handling, turning over, or disarranging the contents of. (verb-transitive)
  • To discover by searching thoroughly. (verb-transitive)
  • To make an energetic, usually hasty search. (verb-intransitive)
  • A thorough search among a number of things. (noun)
  • A confusion of miscellaneous articles. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rummage" in a sentence
  • "I have the address here somewhere * rummage, rummage* - ah, yes: 10 Rillington Place."
  • "But it didn’t say “Don’t marry someone of a different belief” it said don’t marry foreigners. *let me dig out my trusty, well-worn, highligted bible, rummage rummage*"
  • "Speaking of which, the sauce was what I like to call a rummage recipe."