romp·​er ˈräm-pər How to pronounce romper (audio)
: one that romps
: jumpsuit sense 1
especially : a jumpsuit for infants
often used in plural

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For the performance, Kelsea wore a short denim dress with a bustier top and thigh-high floral boots and Carly wore a light blue romper with an oversize bow. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 11 Nov. 2022 Kylie Jenner wore one of the shortest rompers of fall today in New York City, pairing a tan sweater romper with a leather coat and black heels by Raf Simons. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 9 Nov. 2022 Swift didn't slow down in 2014, walking the carpet in sky-high heels and a blue romper. Maggie Malach, Peoplemag, 29 Aug. 2022 And most recently, Moore posted a photo of her looking like a happy local in a powder blue romper and white sneakers. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 Aug. 2022 Bria donned a tan, silk wrap-around romper, Shayne flaunted her fit figure in a tight, red dress, while Nicole opted for a loose-fitting (and cleavage-flaunting) patterned dress. Char Adams, Peoplemag, 28 Aug. 2022 Malti, meanwhile, looks adorable in a little white romper and matching headband with a bow. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Aug. 2022 Its crimson cliffs, alpine peaks, and slickrock valleys are both a massive outdoor romper room for thrill seekers and a landscape that begs quiet contemplation and introspection. Outside Online, 3 Feb. 2019 After the ban of her catsuit at the French Open in 2018, Williams showed up to the 2019 Australian Open wearing a bright green romper. Ariana Quihuiz, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of romper was circa 1780

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Cite this Entry

“Romper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition



romp·​er ˈräm-pər How to pronounce romper (audio)
: a child's one-piece garment with the lower part shaped like bloomers
usually used in plural
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