rumpus room


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Booze Garden is a tiny, turfed indoor rumpus room whose welcoming light pours from a doorway along the FEC tracks in a gloomy Himmarshee District. Ben Crandell,, 17 Dec. 2020 The nostalgia lover will find stores in 2022 carrying plenty of items reminiscent of the knickknacks in Aunt Mary's rumpus room. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 22 Nov. 2022 Home movies — that is, in the classic sense, personal amateur recordings, made with 8 mm, Super 8 or 16 mm celluloid film, screened in a rumpus room, as God intended — are now 20th-century artifacts. Christopher Borrelli, Chicago Tribune, 4 Oct. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rumpus room was in 1930

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“Rumpus room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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