rumpus room


Definition of rumpus room

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

Examples of rumpus room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 15 Aug. 2019 The three-story brick home includes a glass conservatory, ballroom, basement rumpus room and coach house. Alex Nitkin,, 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

: a room usually in the basement of a house that a family uses for games, parties, etc.


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