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Definition of "rumpus" [rum•pus]

  • A noisy clamor. (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 "rumpus" in a sentence
  • "“What?” he yelled back from what he called their rumpus room."
  • "He said he would speak to the captain about it after they arrived at the island, and that the steward's quarters should be searched and Doc questioned, but he doubted the advisability of making what he called a rumpus about it now, especially as Marjorie might be worried and he wanted her to get a good night's sleep."
  • "Hereupon Marble made what he called a rumpus in good earnest."