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 The senior running back and linebacker scored three times while rushing for a game-high 143 yards on 12 carries in the Blue Devils’ 48-7 romp of Trinity. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Dual-threat QBs, pick-6 defenders shine among Week 2 HS football top performers," 6 Sep. 2020 Tiz the Law won the Belmont on June 20 to capture the first leg of this reconfigured Triple Crown season and followed it up with an impressive 5 ½-length romp in the Grade 1 Travers on Aug. 8 at Saratoga. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Sackatoga Stable, Barclay Tagg get another shot at Kentucky Derby glory with Tiz the Law," 3 Sep. 2020 Jazz romp, what with Donovan Mitchell having his way, and then adjusted his adjustments when Rudy Gobert went for 20 points in Friday’s first half, and the Jazz easily got into the paint on dribble penetration over that same span. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Gordon Monson: The Utah Jazz are killing the Denver Nuggets, and the Nuggets know it," 22 Aug. 2020 Hopkins showcased his running ability in a romp against UTEP last season but still needs work in the passing game in order to raise the competition for Johnston and give the Blazers a true No. 2 quarterback. Evan Dudley, al, "UAB fall camp position breakdown: Quarterbacks," 17 Aug. 2020 Elle, who stars in Hulu's new satirical romp The Great, also shared the video on her own Instagram, tagging her older sister and Diaz. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Dakota and Elle Fanning Do the Viral Wine TikTok Challenge After Being Inspired by Cameron Diaz," 3 Aug. 2020 The boys showed the Los Angeles public almost everything during their 1999 naked romp, confirming that nudity is fun at basically any age. Lydia Price, PEOPLE.com, "10 of the Most Naked Music Videos of All Time, in Honor of 'Wrecking Ball''s 7th Anniversary," 26 Aug. 2020 In charging past the Flames with seven unanswered goals during a 7-3 romp in Game 6 on Thursday night, the Stars eliminated Calgary in the first round and set up a second-round date with the Avalanche. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Fueled by an unwavering swagger, Stars advance to second round after wild Game 6 win over Flames," 21 Aug. 2020 There are no simple solutions to the current state of the world, but as a neuroscientist who studies the effect orgasm has on the brain, the healing power of the nutritious brain chemicals unleashed by a romp in the hay can be game changing. Dr. Nan Wise, Glamour, "How to Have an Orgasm, According to a Neuroscientist," 16 Aug. 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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11 Sep 2020

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