- a noisy, confused, or disruptive commotion
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
rum•pus /ˈrʌmpəs/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a noisy or violent uproar.
- a noisy or loud argument.
rum•pus (rum′pəs),USA pronunciation n., pl. -pus•es.
- a noisy or violent disturbance;
uproar:There was a terrible rumpus going on upstairs.
- a heated controversy:a rumpus over the school-bond issue.
- origin, originally uncertain 1755–65
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rumpus /ˈrʌmpəs/ n ( pl -puses)
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