Rip van Winkle

Rip van Win·kle

noun \ˌrip-(ˌ)van-ˈwiŋ-kəl, -vən-\

Definition of RIP VAN WINKLE

:  a ne'er-do-well in a story in Washington Irving's Sketch Book who sleeps for 20 years

First Known Use of RIP VAN WINKLE

circa 1820

Rhymes with RIP VAN WINKLE


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