romp

noun
\ ˈrämp How to pronounce romp (audio) , ˈrȯmp \

Definition of romp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one that romps especially : a romping girl or woman
2a : high-spirited, carefree, and boisterous play
b : something suggestive of such play: such as
(1) : a light fast-paced narrative, dramatic, or musical work usually in a comic mood
(2) : an episode of lovemaking
3 : an easy winning pace also : runaway sense 3

romp

verb
romped; romping; romps

Definition of romp (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to run or play in a lively, carefree, or boisterous manner
2 : to move or proceed in a brisk, easy, or playful manner
3 : to win a contest easily

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Examples of romp in a Sentence

Noun The dogs love a good romp through the woods. The game turned into a romp in the second half. His latest film is a wildly amusing romp. Verb The kids were romping in the yard. the kids romped on the lawn until dinner was ready
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun With Boston in 1998, Martinez worked seven innings with eight strikeouts and no walks in an 11-3 romp over Cleveland. David Waldstein, New York Times, "What We Learned From Day 2 of the M.L.B. Playoffs," 30 Sep. 2020 Judge smashed a tone-setting, two-run homer on Bieber’s fourth pitch, Cole struck out 13 in his New York playoff debut and the Yankees opened their AL wild-card series with a 12-3 romp over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. Tom Withers, SFChronicle.com, "No debate: Aaron Judge, Yankees pound Shane Bieber, Indians in opener," 29 Sep. 2020 The Seahawks are 3-0 for the first time since 2013, a campaign that ended with a romp over the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: With red-hot Russell Wilson, the Seahawks have become NFL's ultimate closers," 28 Sep. 2020 What happens next is an adventure, a romp through Victorian London with a few smart twists and a delightful heroine. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "Enola Holmes Is Unlike Any Sherlock Story You've Seen Before—And That's a Good Thing," 23 Sep. 2020 His Bulldogs scored eight touchdowns and totaled 566 yards in a 55-20 romp at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in 2016, Mullen’s last visit. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Florida-Ole Miss live stream (9/26): How to watch college football online, TV, time," 26 Sep. 2020 The touchdowns came on an 80-yard screen-pass play, runs of 21 and 7 yards, a 50-yard romp in the third quarter, a 1-yard spurt early in the fourth quarter and an 85-yard punt return as the Bears rolled to a 61-20 victory. George Vecsey, New York Times, "Gale Sayers Dies; Elusive Hall of Fame Running Back Was 77," 23 Sep. 2020 The junior quarterback completed 19-of-33 passes for 305 yards and four TDs in a little more than a quarter of work Friday night in Medina’s 61-6 road romp of Elyria. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Garrett Kubitz breaks Brecksville record, Richtell McCallister fuels Streetsboro, sophomore leads Highland’s sting: Week 4 HS football top performers," 20 Sep. 2020 Butler’s presence is a major reason why the Heat are 10-1 in the playoffs after a sweep over Indiana, a five-game romp over top-seeded Milwaukee and two games against the Celtics. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "Opinion: How Heat star Jimmy Butler took over against Celtics in Game 2 without scoring," 18 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Dogs—big, little, curly, fluffy—still romp around them with sheer joy that borders on mania. Alissa Greenberg, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Dog Parks Took Over the Urban Landscape," 7 Jan. 2020 The concept of a semi-private patch where families could relax, romp, and reap the benefits of the outdoors, meanwhile, spread beyond the town’s borders. Grace Wade, Popular Science, "America’s obsession with lawns has 160-year-old roots," 1 June 2020 Watch lambs romp, pick berries, collect eggs and breathe fresh air on this 1862 homestead, then stay the night. oregonlive, "Ready to safely travel Oregon again? Priceline, Airbnb, Outdoorsy have farm stays, camper rentals, getaway deals," 22 May 2020 Anyone with a cursory knowledge of opening theory will romp to decisive victory after decisive victory over someone who only knows that pawns take diagonally—and there’s no real opportunity for the losing player to learn from their mistakes. Harry Guinness, Popular Science, "Two-player board games that won’t make you hate the other person," 10 Apr. 2020 Of course, in November, Clinton romped home with 370 electoral votes. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Stop Panicking About Joe Biden," 8 Apr. 2020 The Bush-Quayle ticket romped to victory that fall. David Mark, Washington Examiner, "Stacey Abrams tests notion you don't campaign for vice presidential pick," 15 Apr. 2020 Its playful video sees him dressed to the nines while romping through a pasture, being roped to a tree by sentient vines, and floating Lebowski-like over fields of rainbow flowers. Marcus Jones, EW.com, "Friday Five: Frank Ocean's timely love story, Orville Peck's cloudless new tune, and more," 4 Apr. 2020 Hegar romped in Travis County, where West ran fifth. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "Dallas’ Royce West wins spot in Democratic Senate runoff against MJ Hegar," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of romp

Noun

1671, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for romp

Noun

partly alteration of ramp entry 2; partly alteration of ramp bold woman

Verb

alteration of ramp entry 1

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Last Updated

17 Oct 2020

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“Romp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/romp. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for romp

romp

noun
How to pronounce romp (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of romp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal
: an enjoyable time of rough and noisy play
: an easy victory
: an enjoyable and lively movie, book, play, etc.

romp

verb

English Language Learners Definition of romp (Entry 2 of 2)

: to play in a rough and noisy way
: to easily win a race, contest, etc.
informal : to move, go, or proceed in a quick, easy, or playful way

romp

verb
\ ˈrämp How to pronounce romp (audio) \
romped; romping

Kids Definition of romp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to play in a rough and noisy way

romp

noun

Kids Definition of romp (Entry 2 of 2)

: rough and noisy play : frolic

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