- to play or frolic in a lively or boisterous manner.
- to run or go rapidly and without effort, as in racing.
- to win easily.
- a lively or boisterous frolic.
- a person who romps.
- a quick or effortless pace: The work was easy, and he went through it in a romp.
- an effortless victory.
Origin of romp
1700–10; perhaps variant of ramp1 (v.); compare obsolete ramp rough woman, literally, one who ramps
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1, 4. gambol.
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Examples from the Web for romped
Republican Jody Hice romped home in a safe rural Georgia congressional district last night.Meet the New Bachmanns
November 5, 2014
In two suburban swing counties in New York, unknown Republicans romped over longtime Democratic officeholders.What Tuesday’s Election Returns Mean for 2016
November 6, 2013
But in Texas, Obama romped to victory, winning about 88 percent of the vote.Mitt Romney Clinches GOP Nomination & More Texas Primary Results
May 30, 2012
And where voters were more affluent and moderate, Romney romped.Paul Begala: Mitt Romney Wins Now, Loses Later
April 4, 2012
The result was an election outcome that would make David Axelrod rejoice: "He romped home with 303 electoral votes."7 Great Takes on Obama’s Job Speech
The Daily Beast
September 10, 2011
He got other boys to do his exercises for him, while he romped and scrambled about.Self-Help
You forget I was but a bairn when we romped in the hay-dash.John Splendid
Canterbury, having cheered the victor wholeheartedly, romped home.
They romped, like boys playing leap-frog or follow-my-leader.
Nan had romped and played in and about the cottage all her life.Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp
Annie Roe Carr
- to play or run about wildly, boisterously, or joyfully
- romp home or romp in to win a race easily
- a noisy or boisterous game or prank
- an instance of sexual activity between two or more people that is entered into light-heartedly and without emotional commitmentnaked sex romps
- Also called: romper archaic a playful or boisterous child, esp a girl
- an easy victory
C18: probably variant of ramp, from Old French ramper to crawl, climb
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Word Origin and History for romped
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