rumpus

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrʌmpəs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈrʌmpəs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rumpəs)

Inflections of 'rumpus' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": rumpuses

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
rum•pus /ˈrʌmpəs/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a noisy or violent uproar.
  2. a noisy or loud argument.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
rum•pus  (rumpəs),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -pus•es. 
  1. a noisy or violent disturbance;
    commotion;
    uproar:There was a terrible rumpus going on upstairs.
  2. a heated controversy:a rumpus over the school-bond issue.
  • origin, originally uncertain 1755–65

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
rumpus /ˈrʌmpəs/ n ( pl -puses)
  1. a noisy, confused, or disruptive commotion
Etymology: 18th Century: of unknown origin
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