romp·​er | \ˈräm-pər, ˈrȯm-\

Definition of romper 

1 : one that romps

2 : jumpsuit sense 1 especially : a jumpsuit for infants often used in plural

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Higher priced items, such as corsets, rompers, jumpsuits, and robes, still all come in under $100, ranging from $69 to $99. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Everything You Need to Know About Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Launch," 9 May 2018 The couple appeared to be in a party mood at Tribeca hotspot Locanda Verde last night, with the human rights attorney dressed in a flirty Stella McCartney romper for the occasion. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Amal Clooney Shows How to Rock the Romper Like a Grownup for Husband George’s Birthday," 7 May 2018 The new collection comes just after the launch of her newest collaboration with Matilda Jane Clothing, which also featured some adorable goodies like dresses and rompers for babies. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Oh, Baby! Pregnant Joanna Gaines Just Launched a New Baby Collection at Magnolia," 14 June 2018 The supermodel pops up at a fashion show, specifically backstage, wearing a silver romper. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Ryan Seacrest Co. Look to Dismiss Janice Dickinson's Lawsuit Over Reality Show Cameo," 11 June 2018 Alleging that producers pre-scripted a fabricated controversy and steered her towards that romper, Dickinson is claiming a false endorsement under the Lanham Act, dilution of her marks (really, her name and image), and unfair competition. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Ryan Seacrest Co. Look to Dismiss Janice Dickinson's Lawsuit Over Reality Show Cameo," 11 June 2018 Johnson has long brown hair and brown eyes, police say, and was alst seen wearing a black and white romper. Sarah Hager,, "Cincinnati police looking for runaway teen," 10 June 2018 Items include jumpsuits, kimonos, sleep shorts, rompers, maxi dresses, sundresses, sunglasses, jewelry, hand towels, picture frames, coasters and pillows. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "Plaza update: from Eddie Bauer to women's store selling kimonos, rompers, jumpsuits," 1 June 2018 Sarah, who plays drums, wore a Gucci romper in Bangkok (Rowan Blanchard has worn a green jumpsuit version of the look). Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "Harry Styles' Band Is the Ultimate Gucci Gang," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of romper

circa 1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of romper

: a piece of clothing that consists of a shirt with attached pants and that is worn especially by children


romp·​er | \ˈräm-pər \

Kids Definition of romper

: a young child's one-piece garment having legs that can be unfastened around the inside usually used in pl.

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