Rip van Winkle

noun Rip van Win·kle \ 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


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