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 And the lean running time keeps the movie a romp instead of an endurance test. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "5 recent movies now streaming that don’t suck," 31 July 2020 The left-hander dominated the Padres with 11 strikeouts and no walks in an 8-0 romp. Steve Kroner, SFChronicle.com, "July 10, 2009: Jonathan Sanchez throws Giants’ 1st no-hitter in 33 years," 10 July 2020 In the high school romp, Brown's character is an over-achieving student who gets into almost all the Ivy Leagues, then accidentally blows up the school—and thus his life's trajectory—during a prank gone wrong. Gillian Telling, PEOPLE.com, "Jerry O'Connell, Eli Brown Talk Netflix's The F**k-It List and Their Feelings About Social Media," 9 July 2020 Until her remarkable Acorn romp, Gamine had been targeted for the Kentucky Oaks. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Boys, beware! Bob Baffert's filly with 'insane' ability a Kentucky Derby possibility," 1 July 2020 The aerial views of Rio de Janeiro put this Warner Bros.’ romp on... Donna Bulseco, WSJ, "18 Movies to Stream Instead of Taking a Vacation," 20 June 2020 Last night’s mid-season cliffhanger on Showtime’s entertaining hedge-fund romp Billions was a high-tech storyline with echoes of Elon Musk and a cameo from real-life Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "How to jump from corporate lawyer to Peloton’s top instructor," 15 June 2020 And on June 14 of that year, Jackson set the A’s franchise record for RBIs in a game with 10 in Oakland’s 21-7 romp at Boston’s Fenway Park. Steve Kroner, SFChronicle.com, "June 14, 1969: Reggie Jackson sets A’s record with 10 RBIs at Boston," 14 June 2020 The tome, illustrated by Chris Riddell, is a playful romp about pirate Long John McRon, who entertains a pair of siblings with some very, well, pirate-y, friends. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "See first look at Neil Gaiman's next book, Pirate Stew," 9 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 Issiah Aguero romped 24 yards for a TD on the Eagles’ next play to push the lead to 30-22 with 1:43 left. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Morehead State ends 11-game skid against Jacksonville," 12 Oct. 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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6 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Romp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/romp. Accessed 14 Aug. 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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