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 Dustan Ellison bolted 50 yards up the middle for a touchdown on the Conquistadors’ first snap, setting the tone for a 59-0 romp over Fallbrook in a nonleague affair Friday night on the Warriors’ turf. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Serra kicks offense into gear to down Fallbrook," 27 Sep. 2019 The tale from the Torah is mostly just used as an excuse for a musical romp with plenty of padding to fill it out to two hours. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, "Review: Quirky, cheeky ‘Dreamcoat’ kicks up some fun at Tri-Valley Rep," 25 July 2019 Hustlers is, on its face, an upbeat true-crime romp full of jazzy dance numbers, flashy mid-2000s fashion, and lurid heists. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Welcome Rise of the Stripper Ensemble Film," 12 Sep. 2019 Wekiva continued its unbeaten start to the season with a strong second half fueling a 44-7 home romp past Olympia on Monday night. Mike Gramajo, orlandosentinel.com, "Wekiva remains unbeaten with easy win over Olympia," 9 Sep. 2019 Not every open-world game studio had figured that out by 2004, and this quality helps MWC persist as a laugh-out-loud romp in 2019. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Metal Wolf Chaos XD: A weirdly timed return to 2004’s robo-blasting innocence," 6 Aug. 2019 Brown finished with four catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' 59-10 romp. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, "Ravens rookie Marquise Brown scores 2 touchdowns on first 2 NFL catches," 8 Sep. 2019 Kelly logged six scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts and no walks in the five-game romp. Jorge Castillo, latimes.com, "Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly returns to Fenway Park as a visitor," 13 July 2019 In another's hands, the film could have easily turned into an over-sexed romp a la Showgirls or a weepy cautionary tale. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Hustlers Director Lorene Scafaria Made the Best Movie of the Year—Here's How She Did It," 13 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In dogs, watch for a persistent cough, loss of appetite, weight loss, reluctance to romp and play and tiredness. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Heartworm, Eastern equine encephalitis FAQ: Is there a vaccine? What are symptoms?," 20 Oct. 2019 His replacement, Grant Gunnell, came in and promptly threw a pick to Kana’i Mauga as the Trojans romped to a 41-14 victory. Los Angeles Times, "The Sports Report: USC outclasses Arizona," 20 Oct. 2019 Pimlico is where Man o’ War romped to victory in the 1920 Preakness and the first tote board was introduced in 1933. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "‘Historic’ deal aims to keep Preakness in Baltimore; track owner, city reach agreement after 4 months of talks," 5 Oct. 2019 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW Midfielder Cristian Parano scored two goals and assisted on two others as SAFC romped past New Mexico United 5-0 in a United Soccer League contest before 6,057 at Toyota Field. Terrence Thomas, ExpressNews.com, "A lesson learned, a runaway win earned," 25 Aug. 2019 Her name readied to romp further up the rankings from No. Washington Post, "In U.S. Open final, Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams, and history, and the crowd," 7 Sep. 2019 Gareth Southgate's side romped to victory over the group's bottom side, to maintain their 100% start to their qualifying campaign, but the latest news has put a dampener on what was otherwise a fine night's work for the Three Lions. SI.com, "Raheem Sterling Subject of Alleged Racist Abuse During England's Win Over Bulgaria," 11 Sep. 2019 Last week, the Racers (1-0) romped to a 59-20 victory over Pikeville, a tiny NAIA school. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Georgia vs. Murray State 2019 live stream; time, TV channel, odds, watch online," 7 Sep. 2019 Special effects were loaded into the production — laser lights, rising platforms, fireworks sprays, confetti and streamers — and the quintet romped among them with abandon. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Does Birmingham still care about the Backstreet Boys? (Spoiler alert: Yes!)," 5 Sep. 2019

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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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11 Nov 2019

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The first known use of romp was in 1662

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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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