rambler

noun

ram·​bler ˈram-blər How to pronounce rambler (audio)
1
: one that rambles
2
: any of various climbing roses with long flexible canes and rather small often double flowers in large clusters
3

Examples of rambler in a Sentence

These roses are ramblers, so they will eventually cover the fence. a rambler her whole life, my aunt is likely to send me a postcard from just about any corner of the world
Recent Examples on the Web Twelve years after my father died, my mother remarried and moved into her new husband’s rambler on the other side of town. Melanie McCabe, Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2024 Van Damme State Park is home to the beloved Fern Canyon Scenic Trail, though it’s sometimes closed after a good storm, and Jug Handle State Natural Reserve and Russian Gulch State Park are ideal for ramblers. Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 5 Feb. 2024 Redford’s Johnny Hooker is the new kid in town, a loose-limbed rambler and gambler; Newman, 11 years his co-star’s senior, is the (marginally) more reliable Henry Gondorff, a consummate con man down on his luck. Ty Burr, Washington Post, 25 Dec. 2023 Celebrities like Strahan and Drake are also fans of the brand, and in general, a Yeti rambler is a solid gift for anyone. Olivia Muenter, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 In the days before he was hit, BB-12 was a rambler. Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2023 Of the 28 homes sold last year in the neighborhood, the lowest-priced was a $695,000 three-bedroom, two-bathroom rambler with a modest 1,652 square feet; the highest-priced was a $1.7 million four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom new-construction colonial on 3,443 square feet. Hope Hodge Seck, Washington Post, 28 June 2023 Tucked away on a backstreet in the Biltmore Village district of South Asheville, perpetual rambler and Arkansas troubadour Willi Carlisle stood behind the microphone at the Burial Beer Forestry Camp taproom and restaurant and captivated an afternoon crowd. Garret K. Woodward, Rolling Stone, 10 Aug. 2023 Hundreds of ramblers tussled with keepers, making national headlines. Brooke Jarvis, New York Times, 26 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rambler was in 1624

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“Rambler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rambler. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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rambler

noun
ram·​bler ˈram-blər How to pronounce rambler (audio)
1
: a person who rambles
2
: a climbing rose with flexible stems and rather small flowers in large clusters

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