rumpus room


Definition of rumpus room

: a room usually in the basement of a home that is used for games, parties, and recreation

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During those decades, the weeping fig, often called a ficus plant, experienced an initial wave of popularity that landed it in rumpus rooms and dentist offices around the country. Los Angeles Times, "How the weeping fig became the ‘It’ plant of the gardening world (again)," 15 Aug. 2019 The three-story brick home includes a glass conservatory, ballroom, basement rumpus room and coach house. Alex Nitkin,, "Harley Clarke Mansion supporters, Evanston leaders fear property headed for demolition," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of rumpus room

1930, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rumpus room

US, somewhat old-fashioned : a room usually in the basement of a house that a family uses for games, parties, etc.

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